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Mr. Deals pawn shop set to close permanently following a six month investigation

Deputies seized up to $300k worth or merchandise

BRIGHTON, NY (WROC-TV) - A shop full of pawned items could close indefinitely.

Deputies tell News 8 owner, Marcus Luciano and manager John Lombardo of Mr. Deal Pawn shop in Brighton accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen goods. 

From Milwaukee power tools to high end electronics, mostly stolen according to Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies. All discovered after a six month investigation. Attorney Gino Nitti for Lombardo and Luciano say his clients are innocent. 

"My clients are in the dark of what they are being accused of at this point. They know what it says on paper but they don't understand why this whole thing even went down," said Nitti.

Joey Williams owns Rochester Buyer in the city. He tells News 8 pawn shops are required to use an online database to check serial numbers of items. Then they are to check them against a police database of stolen goods. 

"How much we paid for it the brand name, the make and model, the color, the serial number, then just give a brief description," Williams said. 

While this case proceeds the Town of Brighton is planning to serve papers to Mr. Deals May 14 that will close the business for good. 

Lombardo and Luciano are due back in court May 29th. 


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