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Boardman police investigate fake Rolex transaction

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BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -

Police are investigating the sale of a counterfeit Rolex watch that was sold to two local businesses.

A police report says that a well-dressed man wearing heavy cologne walked into First Choice Coin on Market Street on July 1 saying he needed to sell his Rolex Submariner wristwatch.

The watch seemed to be authentic, appearing to have been purchased from a legitimate jeweler in Florida.

First Choice Coin gave the man a $3,800 check for the watch, and he drove off in a compact car.

First Choice took the watch to Cirelli Jewelers, who also examined the item.  Cirelli bought the watch, which was in a box, including a manual, and a card bearing a serial number that matched the number on the watch.

After further investigation, Cirelli Jewelers discovered that the watch was a fake, and returned it to First Choice Coin.

First Choice is now telling police that they have discovered that the man who sold the watch is wanted for selling fake Rolex watches in several states.

Police continue their investigation.

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