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(A) Every secondhand precious metal business shall keep a tightly bound book or books, not loose-leaf, with pages numbered in sequence, in which there shall be legibly written at the time of any transaction with a non-licensee involving the purchasing of, trading for or acquiring of ownership of any secondhand article made, in whole or in part, of gold or silver or platinum the following information:
(1) An account and description of the item(s), article(s) or thing(s) purchased, traded for or taken in, including, if applicable, the manufacturer’s name, the model, the model number, the serial numbers and any engraved number(s), initials or marking(s);
(2) The amount of money involved in the transaction or any item offered in trade;
(3) The date of the transaction;
(4) The name and residence of the person involved in the transaction with the secondhand precious metal business, along with the person’s date of birth and general physical description, including hair color and approximate height and weight; and
(5) A notation whether the item(s), article(s) or thing(s) are stored on the licensed premises or elsewhere.
(B) No transaction involving purchasing, trading for or taking in a secondhand article made, in whole or in part, of gold or silver or platinum shall be completed by any secondhand precious metal business or any agent or employee therefor until the person involved in the transaction presents two forms of positive identification or one state or federal government issued identification containing a photographic representation imprinted thereon. This identification information shall be recorded next to the person’s name and residence in the book required to be kept pursuant to division (A) above.
(C) The book(s) required by this section shall be a permanent record to be kept at all times on the premises of the secondhand precious metal business. The book(s) shall be made available, during regular business hours, to any law enforcement officer. A full and accurate copy of the records required to be kept by this section shall be filed with the Town Police Department within 48 hours of the transaction. The full and accurate filing with the Town Police Department of the records required thereunder by a licensee which is also a licensed pawnbroker shall constitute compliance with the filing provisions of the state statutes(as the same appears in the 1979 Cumulative Supplement to Volume 2C of the North Carolina General Statutes) for any transaction subject to the provisions thereof.
(D) The book(s) need not be kept longer than three years by the licensee.
(Prior Code, § J-III-5)