The stay-at-home order has affected everything, including crime as numbers show a 43% decrease over the past month across the Jersey Shore.

Asbury Park Press

FREEHOLD – A Rumson jewelry store owner is facing additional charges of theft after 11 victims came forward and said that the owner failed to return more than $300,000 in property that had been left at his store on consignment, redesign, or for repair, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

Anthony Goltsch, of Manchester, proprietor of the Golden Goose jewelry store located at 7 West River Road, was charged Tuesday with an additional count of second-degree theft by failure to make require disposition of property received, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a prepared statement. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in state prison.

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In September, a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Rumson Police Department found that Goltsch victimized three customers, with one case going back to 2017. In each of these cases, the customers did not receive any payment from Goltsch nor were they returned the items they had left in his care at his store, the statement said.

Within the past month, 11 more customers have come forward and said they have also been victimized by Goltsch, including one case going back to 2015. Similar to the cases in September, the victims never received any payment from Goltsch and never had their items returned to them, according to Gramiccioni.

The first victim reported that in April 2019, she cosigned a ring for sale at the Golden Goose with an appraisal value of $45,000. To date, she has not received any payment for the ring from Goltsch. In addition, he has failed to return the ring to her, despite numerous requests, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

The second victim reported that she gave a large quantity of jewelry to melt in November 2015, with an estimate value between $5,000 to $10,000. However, the victim has not received any payment from Goltsch, authorities said.

The third victim reported that they cosigned a watch to the Golden Goose in July 2019, with a estimated value of $1,800. The victim never received any payment for the watch and attempted multiple times for Goltsch to return the watch back, but he never did, the statement said.

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The fourth victim paid $6,900 for a ring in June 2020 to Goltsch, but he never delivered the ring, authorities said. However, the victim was able to reverse the charge on their credit card.

The fifth victim paid $34,500 for a watch to the Golden Goose between March and June 2018. Goltsch never delivered the watch and refused to refund the money to the customer, authorities said.

A sixth victim paid $98,704 for gold and silver coins between November 2019 and February 2020, but they never received the coins