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'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' Stars

Busted For Allegedly

Re-Pawning Stolen Booty

4/7/2014 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Two stars of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" were busted for allegedly stealing from the pawn shop where they worked and re-pawning the loot for gambling money ... according to store owners.

Jeremy Jackson and Karl Bell were arrested last month by Chicago cops and charged with one count each of felony theft.

The owners of Royal Pawn Shop -- where the show is taped -- told us they called the cops after noticing Rolex watches, jewelry and other valuables disappearing from the store.

The owners say they became suspicious of the two men because they always had money for gambling ... even though Karl never seemed to win and Jeremy was just a part-time employee.

Police say the men looted the store out of more than $40K worth of goods ... and only some of it has been recovered.

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1.

Rigby    

They look shady.. I would not buy anything from them.

177 days ago
2.

Dog And Pony    

How's that "reality" for ya?

177 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Funny how they fail to mention that Karl is presently known to be dating Kylee Jenner. Just try to imagine the two of them goin' at it...

177 days ago
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Double Bubble    

Karl looks like a crack head and Jeremy looks like his dealer ffs.. Yeah, this is shocking news...

177 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

It looks like Karl should have waited until someone came in with a set of dentures and then stole them. Instead of a few trips to a casino he should have hit up a dentist.

177 days ago
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Rachael    

Of course. Have you ever been to a pawn shop? They are not started by people who went into it after studying for a degree in business or something. Most pawnshops have something sneaky going on, and those that don't, are in the right areas where they can take advantage of a lot of desparate people. There are no winners running or using pawn shops.

177 days ago
7.

Trigga31    

Quick, somebody call Jesse & Al

177 days ago
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kayne_luvs_the_d    

What do expect from a couple of nigs

177 days ago
9.

Melissa    

Karl I know for a fact is always at the casino. Jeremy as well. I'm surprised Karl would do something like that. I know the guys at Royal, and they are the kindest people you can meet, for someone to take advantage of that is a shame. If they had just went to them Randy and Wayne would have helped them out. Throw the book at them, can't stand thieves. Jeremy was such a quiet guy, I guess those are the ones you have to watch.

177 days ago
10.

William Foresman    

when will this be on the show???

177 days ago
11.

Truth    

It's real shocking that some Obama fans from Chicago are law breakers.

177 days ago
12.

Malaka    

I watch the show. And never seen these guys on any episode . And they don't look like the security guards on the show. Wtf

177 days ago
13.

STFU    

Good job guys. Its a shame u didn't get more profit out of it.

That being said, pawn shops rob people blind everyday. you reap what you sow pawn shop

177 days ago
14.

Rectum?Damn Nearly Killed Him    

What do you call a black man with a Rolex????....... Thief!!!

176 days ago
15.

JimmyB    

Ignoring that the show has been cancelled.

176 days ago
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