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The owner of a pawn shop in West Baltimore has been indicted for allegedly peddling almost $1 million worth of stolen goods and falsely obtained gift cards on eBay.

A federal grand jury on Aug. 11 charged Noel Eric Anshel, 48, who operates the Hilltop Cellular pawn shop on the 5400 block of Reisterstown Road, with the transportation of stolen goods.

According to the indictment, between Sept. 1, 2013, and April 1, 2015, the Owings Mills resident paid “boosters” to steal items such as faucets, garbage disposal units, drills, saws, digital cameras and television sets from chain stores. Anshel allegedly then sold the pilfered goods for below wholesale prices on eBay.

Those shoplifters would also return stolen items to other branches of the chain stores and accept refunds in the form of gift cards, the indictment further alleged. Anshel would purchase and re-sell those gift cards despite knowing they were fraudulently acquired.

The West Baltimore businessman allegedly netted approximately $1 million in earnings from the scheme. Prosecutors are seeking restitution of the full amount. Anshel also faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for transporting the stolen goods across state lines.