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08 Nov
  • By Greenville Police Foundation
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Jennifer Beers, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Jennifer Beers’ responsibilities include entering sales tickets from local pawn and precious metal shops into an online data system used to detect stolen items. While entering data, she noticed that several subjects engaged in repeat pawn sales, and provided information about these prolific sellers to a detective. One involved a male who had been selling silver flatware and silver jewelry to a local pawn shop for two weeks.

Detectives located the suspect’s mother, who was shocked by the notification. She was unaware that three generations of family heirlooms, worth more than $2500, were pilfered and sold without permission. Detectives were able to place a hold on the silver and recovered the items. While the mother declined to prosecute her son, she was grateful for the police department’s work to return her family’s stolen property.

Ms. Beers extended herself beyond routine data entry to identify suspicious activity and collaborate with detectives. Her conscientiousness resulted in a family’s heirlooms being identified as illegally pawned, and the recovery of the silver. Ms. Beers has been a member of the Greenville Police Department for a year, and enjoys working with GPD’s Volunteers in Action.