• Report: #1089103

Complaint Review: Mark Joseph Yannone

  • Submitted: Thu, October 03, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 28, 2014

  • Reported By: sunshine — Great Barrington Massachusetts
Mark Joseph Yannone
54 Elm Street Pittsfield, Massachusetts USA

Mark Joseph Yannone Berkshire Hills Gold and Silver Mark Joseph Jewelers wrote bad checks sold fake gold did not return jewelry repairs or pieces on consigment Pittsfield Massachusetts

*Author of original report: Court

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PITTSFIELD -- A city jeweler who allegedly scammed customers, including selling a fake bar of gold to a woman for $25,000, pleaded not guilty to 15 charges on Wednesday -- eight more than initially were filed -- and remains free on personal recognizance.

Mark J. Yannone, of Pittsfield, who owns Berkshire Gold & Silver on Elm Street and the now-closed Mark Joseph Jewelers, allegedly ripped off customers for thousands of dollars by failing to pay for or return jewelry, selling fake gold and filing a false insurance claim.

Among the alleged crimes, which took place between March 20, 2011, and Aug. 13 of this year, was selling a 34-year-old woman what he said was a 19-ounce gold bar for $25,000 that turned out to be made of "a white-colored substance" that had been covered in a gold finish.

The woman told police two other jewelers later determined the bar contained no gold.

In another case, Yannone promised to sell a 68-year-old Pittsfield resident gold he claimed he could get at a reduced price and accepted and cashed a $6,000 check and took 15 gold coins from the man, according to a Pittsfield Police probable cause report, but he never came through with the gold, or returned the cash or coins.

Yannone was originally facing seven charges, but eight new charges were generated from grand jury proceedings, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Yannone and his attorney, Leonard H. Cohen, appeared before Berkshire Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of larceny by false pretense and single counts of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years of age or older and filing a fraudulent insurance claim.

He remains free on personal recognizance.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 5. Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Mary-Elizabeth Mack is prosecuting the case.

Yannone is also the defendant in a civil case in Berkshire Superior Court. A woman alleges he failed to return or pay her for jewelry she had on consignment with him and is asking for more than $100,000 in damages. That case remains pending.

 


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AUTHOR: sunshine - ()

Hey he goes today for his day of many. NOW HE HAS 15 Felony cahrges.  That does not count the on Civil case.  To bad the DA and the Pittsfield Police did not get him THEN...All the others would not have happend IF THEY had done their JOBS!  Do they all like to play with him?  Family is JUST as guilty for helping him.....It will cost a LOT of money. They feel relly asamed for helping so many times as well as the ones who were in on it....They get theirs. One way or another!

Pittsfield man faces additional charges in alleged jewelry scam

By Andrew Amelinckx, Berkshire Eagle Staff

Posted:   09/18/2013 06:54:30 PM EDT

Updated:   09/19/2013 07:37:22 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD -- A city jeweler who allegedly scammed customers, including selling a fake bar of gold to a woman for $25,000, pleaded not guilty to 15 charges on Wednesday -- eight more than initially were filed -- and remains free on personal recognizance.

Mark J. Yannone, of Pittsfield, who owns Berkshire Gold & Silver on Elm Street and the now-closed Mark Joseph Jewelers, allegedly ripped off customers for thousands of dollars by failing to pay for or return jewelry, selling fake gold and filing a false insurance claim.

Among the alleged crimes, which took place between March 20, 2011, and Aug. 13 of this year, was selling a 34-year-old woman what he said was a 19-ounce gold bar for $25,000 that turned out to be made of "a white-colored substance" that had been covered in a gold finish.

The woman told police two other jewelers later determined the bar contained no gold.

In another case, Yannone promised to sell a 68-year-old Pittsfield resident gold he claimed he could get at a reduced price and accepted and cashed a $6,000 check and took 15 gold coins from the man, according to a Pittsfield Police probable cause report, but he never came through with the gold, or returned the cash or coins.

Yannone was originally facing seven charges, but eight new charges were generated from grand jury proceedings, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Yannone and his attorney, Leonard H. Cohen, appeared before Berkshire Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of larceny by false pretense and single counts of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years of age or older and filing a fraudulent insurance claim.

He remains free on personal recognizance.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 5. Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Mary-Elizabeth Mack is prosecuting the case.

Yannone is also the defendant in a civil case in Berkshire Superior Court. A woman alleges he failed to return or pay her for jewelry she had on consignment with him and is asking for more than $100,000 in damages. That case remains pending.

To reach Andrew Amelinckx:

aamelinckx@berkshireeagle.com,

or (413) 496-6249.

On Twitter: @BE_TheAmelinck

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