Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said officers compiled and reviewed hundreds of transaction records as well as the financial records of the business and gave the evidence to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office, which determined that the matters raised in the complaints received were not criminal in nature.
Police recieved more than 100 complaints from people that said they were owed money or property from the shop that went out of business in March. The disputes surfaced because consignment shop owners and consignors, who bring in items they want to sell, usually split the proceeds from their item sales 50/50 with the store.
Aro said the investigation revealed the money owed all went back into the business and not to personal use. The business recently filed for bankruptcy.
ReSale 360 owner Donna Hitz declined to comment.
Aro sent out a letter to the complainants last week, letting them know the results of the investigation. He said the largest cases were people who said they were owed around $1,000.
"Although it meant a great deal of work on our part, we felt it important to all concerned that we conduct a complete and thorough investigation and not make assumption regarding the criminal or civil nature of this investigation," Aro stated in the letter.
Since ReSale 360 closed, a former employee Tanya Bristol and her husband Sebastian have opened Twice New Consignments in the same location.