Jewelry Store Worker Accused Of Buying Stolen Goods In Sting
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Weston woman who reportedly wasn’t overly concerned where some of the jewelry she bought at a flea market came from was taken into custody.
Glorida Pang Youn Byun, 54, was charged with seven counts of dealing in stolen property. Miami-Dade police are currently looking for Francisco Thomas Byun, 24, who they say also bought ‘stolen jewelry’ from undercover officers.
During an 8 month undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Golden Rule,” detectives from the police department’s robbery bureau posed as criminals as they conducted seven transactions with both subjects at a jewelry store in the Village Flea Market at 7900 NW 27th Avenue.
During each transaction, the detectives told the Byuans that the gold jewelry they were wanted to sell was “stolen, taken in a robbery, and didn’t belong to them,” according to her arrest report.
Despite being told the jewelry items were ‘hot’, the Byuns reportedly went ahead and bought them on seven different occasions. The detectives noted their report that Byuns never asked for identification, a fingerprint or provided a receipt.