Whistleblower: Edina's Be Iced Jewelers leaves customer out in the cold

  • Article by: JANE FRIEDMANN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 25, 2013 - 9:54 AM

A Minneapolis woman is exhausting all collection options after an Edina jewelry store, with which she had $1,600 in credit, closed.

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unclemushyFeb. 23, 13 7:15 PM

The store closed. The lady lost her money. End of story.

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bobblumenfelFeb. 23, 13 8:01 PM

Wow. I wouldn't expect a less sympathetic remark from David R. Pomije himself.

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bobblumenfelFeb. 23, 13 8:02 PM

@unclemushy: Wow. I wouldn't expect a less sympathetic response from David R. Pomije himself.

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alienzFeb. 23, 1311:48 PM

Not sure why this is written up as a whistleblower story. The story contains no allegations of fraud or any other malfeasance - just a business that went under. Like a whole bunch of others.

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darkelfFeb. 24, 13 1:57 AM

and as long as she's used more of her in-store credit than she would've gotten in cash for her original jewelry, she's still ahead. high-fives all around.

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fastspeedFeb. 24, 13 8:59 AM

The first mistake is considering the business people your friends.

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twinkytimeFeb. 24, 1310:37 AM

Many folks have worked around this David Pomije guy and every time he ends up smelling like roses and burns everybody else. The big question is where is the inventory and other assets. "Watch out for this guy" is a very common response when his name comes up. people say he thinks he is above the law, IRS and better than common ordinary folks. Maybe the next article about him will be even worse. Time will tell but this comes to no surprise for anyone that has worked with or around Dave Pomije. .

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jacksoncageFeb. 24, 1311:14 AM

Stop the presses! A business went under owing people money. And this is what passes for "reporting" at the Strib? Might as well board 'er up.

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createdequalFeb. 24, 13 1:35 PM

Twinkytime, you are so right. About 35 years ago, David Pomije, dba "Golf Air," was a client of mine. He seemed to have way too much money for a young guy just starting out in business. For that reason, and others, I decided that the first time he missed a payment to me, that was it. I would no longer work for him. Of course, it didn't take long before he "forgot" to pay me - two months, if memory serves me - but I was relieved to be rid of him. Quite frankly, I'm surprised that he's still in this area, with all of the people that live around here and *should* know about him.

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dahutysFeb. 24, 13 2:39 PM

I have to agree with @alienz. It sucks that she lost her store credit. But when you get a gift card at any store, you are taking a chance on losing that value. Even national chains can suddenly shut down, and you could either lose the gift card or have it stolen from your purse. This guy may be a creep, but if what he's doing is legal under bankruptcy law, there is nothing you can do...except remind yourself the next time you're tempted to take store credit that there is a reason why people say "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" and "take the money and run".

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