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DURHAM — Police and prosecutors didn’t have any obligation to check a pawnshop security video to find out if the man they accused of stealing some jewelry was the person who hocked it, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says.

Handed down this week, the unanimous ruling reversed visiting Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour’s decision to toss out charges of obtaining property by false pretenses Durham authorities had lodged against Sharkeem J. Foushee, 23.

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