In distress, when a man has no other place to turn, when he hasn't the slightest bit of security which a savage-hearted pawn-broker
would consider, he can go to some saloon-keeper he knows.
But yesterday it emerged Mr Linton had allegedly deceived a London pawn-broker
out of pounds 1,700 earlier this year.
The 2006 Consumer Credit Act will extend the scope of regulation to cover the work of all licensed lenders, including pawn-brokers
and firms offering car loans and store cards.
Most of the jewellery was traced to two pawn-brokers
- and both demanded payment before it would be returned.