Shop and police united in fight against crime

A SECOND-hand shop is working with police to crack down on people trying to sell stolen mobile phones and computers.

Cash Converters in Bolton has a zero tolerance policy against stolen goods.

All customers have to supply two forms of identification as well as have their photograph taken.

The shop has taken it to the next level with mobiles and computers, which have to be run past the Checkmend system, allowing stores to see whether the phone has been reported to the police or mobile provider as stolen.

The store will also be notified for the next 30 days following the initial check in case the item is reported as stolen after the item has been sold to Cash Converters. Richard Pilgrim, business development manager said: “Our relationship with local police and systems like Checkmend are vital to our business. the stringent policies are enabling us to eliminate stolen goods passing through our store.”

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10:08am Wed 20 Jun 12

DoubleD74 says...

Great news that "smack converters" is stepping up to the plate. It would be nice to browse around without toothless morons kicking off.
Great news that "smack converters" is stepping up to the plate. It would be nice to browse around without toothless morons kicking off. DoubleD74

11:04am Wed 20 Jun 12

JIMMT COLLINS says...

IF (SMACK CONVERTERS) STOPPED SELLING STOLEN LAP TOPS AND PHONES THEN ALL THAT WOULD BE LEFT IN THE SHOP IS 10 YEAR OLD C.D"S
AND AS FOR HAVING THERE PHOTO TAKEN A SMACK RAT IS ONLY THINKING ABOUT IT"S NEXT FIX
IF (SMACK CONVERTERS) STOPPED SELLING STOLEN LAP TOPS AND PHONES THEN ALL THAT WOULD BE LEFT IN THE SHOP IS 10 YEAR OLD C.D"S AND AS FOR HAVING THERE PHOTO TAKEN A SMACK RAT IS ONLY THINKING ABOUT IT"S NEXT FIX JIMMT COLLINS

2:56pm Wed 20 Jun 12

stantheman133 says...

Go on tell everybody, would it not be better to have kept this quite so that you could catch someone trying to sell ,all they will do now is go elsewhere to sell it.
Go on tell everybody, would it not be better to have kept this quite so that you could catch someone trying to sell ,all they will do now is go elsewhere to sell it. stantheman133

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