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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California Pawnbrokers Association Announces Reward to Aid in Identifying Armed Robbers in Vallejo Shooting

Vallejo – On December 20, 2016, at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon, our well-respected and beloved member, Timothy Pult, was tragically shot dead. The shooting arose in the course of an armed robbery of his business “Pawn Advantage” located at 2581 Springs Road in the City of Vallejo. In addition, one of Tim’s employees was shot, and Tim’s dog was killed by the assailants.

Tim leaves behind his beautiful wife Tina and two teenage children Rebecca and Kyle. Tim worked diligently to make his business a success in order to support his family, and was involved in local projects to help his community. As a longstanding member of the California Pawnbrokers Association, Tim will be sorely missed. 

In order to aid in the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible, the California Pawnbrokers Association announced today that its members have put forth a reward of up to $25,000. The Association urges anyone with information about this tragic event to contact the Vallejo Police Department at (707) 648-4321.

Learn more here…

PAC – We Have Great New Tool in CAPA’s Political Tool Chest!

Now available, an online CAPA PAC contribution process! Yes, you may use a credit card now to make your CAPA PAC donations….and….you can opt to have a recurring amount sent to our PAC fund. Please take a few minutes to consider what you can do, on any ongoing basis, to assist CAPA in its political efforts on your behalf. As you all know, this is an extremely important part of the work of your association – and has paid off in huge ways for our businesses! 

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Thank you!

Jan Schneider
CAPA Legislative Chair and Board Secretary