Fencing

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Fencing

The act of buying stolen property with the intention of re-selling it to unsuspecting persons. For example, a person may steal jewelry to sell to a middleman (called a fence), who then re-sells it a buyer who may or may not realize that the jewelry is stolen. Fences profit from paying low prices for the stolen property and re-selling it at retail prices (prices comparable to those on the legitimate market). Fencing is illegal in most jurisdictions, but it may be difficult to prove in court.
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The boys' weapon teams fared better, with the under-18 epeeists and under-18 foilists - including Thorneycroft and Gwent's Rhys Melia - finishing second to overall winners England.
Women's foilists Lydia Johnson and Carolyn Benson took silver and bronze, respectively, in their competition.
There was further consolation for the Welsh women's foilists, including Cardiff Fencing Club's Susan Dodd, as they won their weapon trophy, having remained unbeaten throughout the weekend.