No Criminal Charges to be Filed Against ReSale 360 Owners

Police say money owed was put back into business, not spent for personal use.

The has concluded and no criminal charges will be brought against the owners of the store.

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 from people that said they were owed money or property from the shop that . 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 in the same location.

Jane Webber June 19, 2012 at 02:54 PM
YAY!!!! Donna would NEVER cheat folks out of money owed to them... period
sassyme June 19, 2012 at 02:56 PM
God is good! Those of the mob mentality should be ashamed of themselves.
sara shaughnessy June 19, 2012 at 03:55 PM
That is too bad. I hope that those who are owed money and/or items are able to find some peace. It is not easy to feel robbed, which is probably how many of them are feeling right about now. I am sorry that you will not find justice.
Janet Mitchell Beilharz June 19, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Just because charges aren't being filed, it doesn't mean that the money wasn't legitimately owed. Only that there wasn't criminal intent. It is a sad situation all around.
Ellen Pease June 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I feel sorry for those persons who didn't get paid who may have been trying to earn money to live on by reselling items at Resale 360. I also feel sorry for those who didn't get money owed to them for services done. There are other resale/consignment stores that do a good job for their consignors and have good business practices. I have since given them a try and will continue to do so.
G. C. June 20, 2012 at 02:33 AM
OK....well, none of this changes the fact that there are still a lot of people that consigned with ReSale 360 that have money that is still OWED to them. Consigners could file an action in court to recover their money.
sassyme June 20, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Sara, it's been in the Fenton Patch that items were returned to the consignors.
sara shaughnessy June 20, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Not everyone got their items back. Some are probably not sure if their stuff was sold, used for personal use, or whatever. They deserve heartfelt apologies, if they haven't gotten them yet, and some sort of plan for restitution.
Jason Alexander (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Please keep comments on topic with no personal attacks. Thank you!
stephanie pytlowanyj June 24, 2012 at 11:29 AM
In the above article it states the owners of 360 filed bankruptcy. My understanding is when this is done, the business owner is protected against lawsuits. Then again, I'm not a lawyer.....
Charles Seyferth January 10, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Yeah, she would. I've seen it happen.


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