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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Albany Police say private Gold Buying Parties in houses or offices are becoming more popular.  But they must follow city ordinances.

Hosts of those parties must get a business license and report what they buy to Police.

Police say the gold parties fall under the second hand dealer ordinance. City leaders want to make sure these private parties follow the same rules as commercial businesses.

Albany Police Detective Schemika Foster said "I think it will cut down on the re-sale, or sale of stolen property. As well as people coming in and scamming the citizens of Albany as well."

The ordinance says organizers of private gold parties have to obtain a business license and report the second hand goods they buy and the names of the sellers to Police within 24 hours,  or they could be fined.

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