The owner of Rumson store Golden Goose Jewelers was charged today with theft after allegedly failing to return more than $260,000 worth of jewelry that was left at his store on consignment or for redesign, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced in a released statement.
Anthony Goltsch, owner of the jewelry store at 7 West River Road was charged today with second-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property received. Goltsch is a Manchester Township resident. If convicted, he could face five to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison.
Over the last several months, Rumson police received complaints from three of Golden Goose’s customers who reported that they had left pieces of jewelry for either consignment or redesign at the Golden Goose and Goltsch failed to pay them any cash proceeds or return the jewelry, despite numerous requests.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Rumson Police Department uncovered three victims who failed to receive any payment from Goltsch or a return of the items involved.
The first victim reported that between July and August of 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, despite the victim’s numerous requests, he has failed to return the rings.
The second victim reported that she consigned eight pieces of jewelry to the Golden Goose in March of 2019 with a combined appraisal value of approximately $59,000. She has not received payment for the jewelry from Goltsch, despite numerous requests made; and he has failed to return any of the pieces.
The third victim reported that in June of 2019, she brought three pieces of jewelry to the Golden Goose to be redesigned. The jewelry had an appraised value of roughly $24,000. As with the other victims, despite numerous requests for the jewelry to be returned or payment rendered, Goltsch refused.
If anyone has information regarding the Golden Goose, please contact Detective Michael Acquaviva of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Financial Crimes Unit at 732-431-7160, ext 2233, or Rumson Police Detective Donald Schneider at 732-842-0500.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office