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The full quote is as follows:
"Aside from the stereotype pawning evokes, the industry is highly
regulated. It is a cash bank of sorts, and the same rules adhere that
apply to lending institutions. A report on each item on pawn is sent
to the police, and if it was ever 'hot,' the pawn owner ends up losing
the item, thus the money."
"Pawn Shop Offers More Than Usual Fare," by Carol E. Vaughn. Houston
Chronicle. October 24, 2002, p. 4.
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