Numismatic Crime and Fraud Alert

Numismatic Crime Information Center
United States Postal Service Requests Assistance ….. The United States Postal Service is requesting assistance in identifying any dealer who knows or has done business with the following individual…..David Raymond Gomez W/M DOB 01/20/1983 The subject shows to have a San Antonio address and has traveled in the Houston area. Any dealer with information should contact: Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Articles and Reviews of: Crime and Fraud

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager, 33, has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $948,505 in restitution for the theft of approximately 300 historically... read more »

 

Man Sentenced in Theft of ANA Coins Stolen from St. Louis Museum

Man Sentenced in Theft of ANA Coins Stolen from St. Louis Museum

A former St. Louis Museum of Transportation tour guide was ordered Thursday to serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing six Civil War-era coins, valued at $18,844, which belonged to the American Numismatic Association... read more »

 

Attorney General Brings Action Against AGT American Silver and Gold

Attorney General Brings Action Against AGT American Silver and Gold

The Texas Attorney General froze the assets of AGT American Silver and Gold March 1, and issued a temporary restraining order against the owners of the Austin-area company, which sells gold and silver bullion and coins. Lora Maestre and... read more »

 

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

Precious Metals Company Will Continue to Set Standard For Customer Disclosures SANTA MONICA, CA (PRESS RELEASE) – Goldline International Inc., the precious metals leader in customer service and disclosures, today announced an agreement with... read more »

 

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

National Coin Dealer Must Also Refund Up To $4.5 Million To Customers, Set Up Fund For Additional Claims The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a judgment and injunction against Goldline International, Inc., one of the nation’s... read more »

 

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

By Steve Roach First published in the Feb. 13, 2012, issue of Coin World The problems of counterfeit coins and “coin doctoring” are two issues that have the potential to harm the coin market in the long term if not properly addressed. For... read more »

 

NCA RECOVERS MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR BUYERS OF OVERPRICED COINS

NCA RECOVERS MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR BUYERS OF OVERPRICED COINS

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. (NCA) helped recover more than $1.1 million in the last eight months of 2011 for victims of unscrupulous coin sales, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the not-for-profit watchdog organization. NCA... read more »

 

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager entered a guilty plea yesterday in Federal District Court in Wilmington, DE, to the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and other numismatic objects, valued at $984,740, from... read more »

 

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank... read more »

 

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Sergeant Tony Guzman, Houston Police Department Interviewer: David Lisot Gold and silver prices at record highs have increased the need for vigilance by coin dealers at a coin show to protect their inventories. At the Money Show of the Southwest... read more »

 

Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline International Inc., one of the nation’s largest retail precious metals dealers headquartered in Santa Monica, CA,  has been charged with theft and fraud in a 19-count criminal complaint filed by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s... read more »

 

Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

DALLAS, TX – A Brinks shipment from Professional Coin Grading Service to Heritage Auctions on Oct. 17 was apparently broken into, and the finest known 1870-CC $20 stolen. The coin is graded AU58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and carries... read more »

 

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall of Trenton, Ontario in combating the sales of counterfeit coins in Canada. At the recent PCGS Set Registry(SM) luncheon,... read more »

 

Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

In a New York Daily News article just posted, it was reported that NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon,61, was robbed and murdered yesterday. According to the story, at 5:30 pm yesterday Halfon had just closed his shop , Liberty Coin Co on Kings Highway... read more »

 

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Salt Lake City police investigate coin theft from residence / Burglars steal heavy gun safe containing $500,000-plus in coins: This headline along with the sad story was written by Paul... read more »

 

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

The jury has spoken, and like it or not the ownership of the 10 1933 Double Eagles will remain with the US Government and for at least the time being, be securely held in Fort Knox. The descendants of  Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt lost... read more »

 

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen American Express credit cards to purchase apparently tens of thousands of dollars of gold coins. “The orders are placed by phone, often for $10,000 to $20,000... read more »

 

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Jim Burg owner of Superior Discount Coins of Englewood, Colorado  is accused by investors of possibly stealing more than $1 Million Dollars. “I placed a big order that was $325,000, basically my wife’s entire IRA,” Larry Lane,... read more »

 

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud to be a PNG-Professional Numismatist Guild member.  My wife Sherri and I both attended... read more »

 

Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

On Monday, a California judge froze the assets of Superior Gold Group LLC of 100 Wilshire Boulevard, as well another office in Woodland Hills, after it was accused of fraudulent business practices in a civil lawsuit filed against the company... read more »

 
 
 
 
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