4727.15 Prohibited acts - penalties.

(A) No person licensed as a pawnbroker under this chapter, and no agent, officer, or employee thereof, shall violate this chapter.

(B) Upon the criminal conviction of a licensee or any employee, manager, officer, director, shareholder, member, or partner of a licensee for a violation of this chapter, the superintendent of financial institutions may suspend the license of the licensee without a prior hearing to protect the public interest and subsequently may act to revoke the license of the licensee pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(C) Upon the criminal conviction of a licensee or any employee, manager, officer, director, shareholder, member, or partner of a licensee under any section in Title XXIX [29] of the Revised Code or under federal law for theft, receiving stolen property, or money laundering, the superintendent may suspend the license of the licensee without a prior hearing to protect the public interest and subsequently may act to revoke the license of the licensee pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon the criminal conviction of a licensee under any section of Title XXIX [29] of the Revised Code or under federal law for a crime other than theft, receiving stolen property, or money laundering, the superintendent may assess a penalty against the licensee or act to revoke or suspend the license of the licensee pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 04-05-2001