Money Town Pawn Shop in Wichita recently loaned Lisa Boland money in exchange for her wedding ring so she could take an emergency trip out of town. She got back the ring after paying back the loan.
He estimates loans have increased by 15 to 25 percent.
Money Town owner Barry Ellis says about 70 percent of customers eventually buy their items back.
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