RUMSON – The owner of a Rumson jewelry store has been charged with theft after he allegedly failed to return jewelry totaling more than $260,000 that was left at his store on consignment or for redesign, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Sept. 3.
Anthony Goltsch, of Manchester Township, Ocean County, who owns the Golden Goose jewelry store, 7 West River Road, Rumson, was charged with second degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property received, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Over the last several months, the Rumson Police Department received complaints from three customers of the store who reported they had left pieces of jewelry for consignment or redesign at the Golden Goose, and that Goltsch has failed to pay them any cash proceeds or return the jewelry despite requests to do so, according to the prosecutor’s office.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Rumson Police
Department found three individuals who have failed to receive any payment from Goltsch or a return of the items involved in the alleged theft, according to the press release.
The first individual reported that between July and August 2017, she consigned two rings for sale at the Golden Goose with a combined appraisal value of more than $180,000.
To date, she has not received payment for the rings from Goltsch and he has failed to return the rings despite her requests to do so, according to the press release.
The second individual reported that she consigned eight pieces of jewelry to the Golden Goose in March 2019, with a combined appraisal value of approximately $59,000.
She has not received payment for the jewelry from Goltsch despite requests for payment and he has failed to return any of the pieces, according to the press release.
The third individual reported that in June 2019, she brought three pieces of jewelry to the Golden Goose to be redesigned. The jewelry had an appraisal value of approximately $24,000.
Despite requests for the jewelry to be returned, Goltsch has not returned the items, according to the press release.
Anyone who has information regarding the Golden Goose is asked to contact Detective Michael Acquaviva of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit at 732-431-7160, ext. 2233, or Rumson Detective Donald Schneider at 732-842-0500.
If convicted of the theft charge, Goltsch faces a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison, according to the press release.