Pawn shop owner charged with fencing stolen property

The owner of a Cartersville pawn shop was arrested and charged Wednesday with fencing stolen property and theft by receiving for allegedly buying and selling merchandise that had been stolen from large local retail stores by other individuals, according to a Cartersville Police Department press release.

William Mark Anderson, of Acworth, owns Anderson Pawn Shop at 801 Joe Frank Harris Parkway. He became the target of an investigation by the CPD at Home Depot and Target stores, the release says.

More than $36,000 in retail merchandise were recovered from Anderson Pawn Shop and other locations. The items came from Home Depot, Target and other retailers.