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Embattled Jeweler’s Store Has Closed

The attorney general filed a complaint against the jeweler last month.

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The Palm Beach store of Jeweler Christopher Kaufmann has closed its doors, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.

Kaufmann in September became the subject of a complaint by the Florida attorney general, who said he took jewelry from consumers “through a deceptive consignment scheme.” Kaufmann’s Le Salon was located in the upscale Worth Avenue district of Palm Beach.

Attorney General Pam Bondi said there were at least 17 victims owed a total of well over $500,000.

The Daily News reports that it’s not clear when the store shut down.

It’s also not known whether the closure was a result of Bondi’s complaint. She had sought to have Kaufmann barred permanently from consigning jewelry in Florida.

Robin Miller of the Worth Avenue Association told the Daily News: “Frankly, we had no advance notice at all of their vacating the space. It was simply closed one day with inventory apparently removed.”

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Kaufmann has faced several lawsuits from plaintiffs who claim he owes them money or jewelry.

Read more at the Palm Beach Daily News.

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