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Pawn shop owners plead guilty to receiving stolen property

Two Florence pawn shop owners pleaded guilty to third-degree receiving stolen property. Two Florence pawn shop owners pleaded guilty to third-degree receiving stolen property.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Two Florencepawn shop owners charged with buying and reselling stolen property last year, pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Timothy Phillips, 58, and his wife, Melda Phillips,45, were each charged with first-degree receiving stolen property and criminalsolicitation in April 2013. According to officials they both pleadedguilty to third-degree receiving stolen property.

Timothy and Melda were sentenced to 12 months andsuspended for 24 months. As part of theplea, the Lauderdale County District Attorney said the pair agreed to repay themoney back for a stolen lawn mower and let law enforcement inspect theirbusiness at any time.

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