GameStop requiring fingerprints at Philadelphia stores

PHILADELPHIA -- A video game chain is requiring customers in Philadelphia to provide a fingerprint scan on some transactions.

According to KYW-TV, GameStop says it is following a local law that allows them to collect fingerprints, which then go into a database used by law enforcement to help track down people selling stolen goods.

Philadelphia city officials say GameStop is not required to follow the local ordinance, which is aimed at local pawn brokers.

KYW spoke to store patrons, many of which said they were not happy with the move by a game store.

Police department officials said GameStop is being proactive by using the database system.


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