Welcome to the California Pawnbrokers Association

California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) is an association of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and is the only one of its kind in California. CAPA’s members strive to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct by following established best practices and adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Since it’s founding in 1956, we have served the interests of tens of thousands of responsible pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. The association serves it’s membership through legislative advocacy, professional education, industry programs and legal resources. Our members strive to be valued and respected by their communities by taking part in community outreach programs, as well as encouraging and fostering good relationships with law enforcement, state legislators, local government and community leaders.

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A Special Message from the California Pawnbrokers Association President, Tony DeMarco

The California Pawnbrokers Association is the voice for thousands of California’s unique and diverse professionals who combine to create a dynamic and prosperous industry.

For more than a half century, California Pawnbrokers Association (formerly the Collateral Loan & Secondhand Dealers Association or CLSDA) has been the guiding light, setting policies and continually improving the business climate for its members throughout the state. Our strong advocacy at the local and state levels combined with the passion of our members has promoted CAPA to the forefront of creating a better business climate for all pawn brokers, secondhand dealers and coin dealers in California. We work to ensure the very highest quality of professional and ethical conduct and strive to bridge strong relationships between our brokers and dealers and legislative, law enforcement and other regulatory agencies.

As President of this dynamic organization, I thank each and every one of our members who have dedicated themselves to making California a better place to do business through their involvement with and commitment to CAPA.

If you are not a member, please take a few moments to visit our site and see all that we offer, and how much we have accomplished on your behalf.

Please contact me should you have questions or comments.

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The Daily Journal Reports “Pawn Shop Helps Nab Burglars”

July 05, 2012, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

Five people, including three juveniles, were arrested for residential burglary in South San Francisco Tuesday after an alert pawn shop manager called police about his suspicions items the group was trying to sell were stolen.

The crime began at approximately 1:22 p.m. July 3 when South San Francisco police responded to a report of a residential burglary on the first block of Estate Court. There, police found evidence the three juveniles entered the residence through an unlocked rear kitchen window and stole several items including jewelry and coins worth about $25,000, according to police.

The three juveniles then met up with two adults, Andres Hernandez, 30, and Xavier Johnson, 18, who took the merchandise to a local pawn shop, according to police.