NCIC Report Bulletin

Dealer Targeted After Show-Wooster,Ohio

On May 1, 2016 a dealer attending the Wooster, Ohio Coin Club show was the victim of a vehicle burglary. The offense occurred in the parking lot while loading up at the conclusion of the show. The victim may have been targeted by a group of 4 women and 2 males described as Hispanic or Columbian nationality who had been acting suspicious during the show.

Partial list of stolen coins: 1975 1oz Kruggerrand, 6-1915 1 Ducat unc, 1915 100 Korona unc, 1915 4 Ducat unc, 1 1908 Hungary Korona unc, 1 1906 Mex 10 Peso gold unc, 1 1959 Mex 10 Peso gold unc, 2 1907S US $20 gold unc, 17 1986-2008 gold 1 oz Eagles NGC/PCGS MS69, 10 1986-2008 ½ oz Eagles unc, 15 1997 $5 gold eagles unc, 9 US $10 Olympic gold proofs, 5 1987US $5 Const gold unc, 41994 US $5 World Cup Gold,

Anyone with information should contact: Lt. Bolek Wooster Police Department 330-287-5700 or Doug Davis
817-723-7231 doug@numismaticcrimes.org

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Dealers Lose Inventory After Tukwila, WA Coin Show

On Sunday April 24, 2016 two Idaho dealers on their way home from the Tukwila, WA coin show were victims of a vehicle burglary when they stopped approximately 30 mins after leaving the show. The suspects used an unknown type of instrument to open the driver’s door giving them access to three plastic totes and a large wooden briefcase containing over $100,000 in coins and cash. Two vehicles were used during the offense which were described as a new Chevrolet Equinox with California plates and possibly a older Subaru with Washington plates. The only description of the suspects was that one was a white male. Partial Listing of stolen coins:

Large amount of coins from half cents to silver dollars in 2x2’s written in blue ink and 1 1/2x 1 1/2’s in green or blue. 1840 Seated dollar toned xf/au, MS 63 1857 Flying Eagle, 1907 xf/au gold Indian, Group of 1930’s Lincolns MS 67-68, Box of Slabbed Dollars

Anyone with information contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismatic crimes.org

Counterfeit Suspect Flees Scene

A white male suspect entered a pawn shop in Fort Smith Arkansas and attempted to sell several counterfeit gold coins in NGC holders. When the employee and a visiting coin dealer advised the suspect that the coins were counterfeit he fled the store. The suspect jumped into a Honda Ridgeline with Oklahoma plates and fled the parking lot striking another vehicle.

The suspect used a fake Delaware drivers license in the name of James C. Gordon.

Scam-Nevada Caller

Several dealers have contacted the Numismatic Crime Information Center regarding a possible phone scam.

The suspect has used two different names Richard Iden and Richard Otten along with two different phone numbers 702-954-1857 and 702-986-3164. The location of the call is from Nevada.

The suspect states that he has a large number of Carson City dollars (135) belonging to his great-great grand father who had worked at the mint and that his mother had sold some coins to the dealer in the past and she wanted to be sure that he sells the remainder to him when it was time. The suspect wants money sent up front or needs money to help with the shipping.

The story is basically the same but some details may be different in each call.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231
doug@numismaticcrimes.org

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Stolen 19th Century Political/Campaign Collection-Partial Recovery

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is working closely with Detectives from the Louisville,KY police department and the victim regarding the recent theft of the finest 19th Century Political/Campaign medal and badges collection valued at over $500,000. The on-going investigation has resulted in the recovery of 18 pieces from the stolen collection. The recovered items were sold to a Bethlehem,PA coin shop and were in the possession of an individual identified as a Jack Goldberg. There is reason to believe that Jack Goldberg has in his possession or has immediate access to a substantial number of items from the stolen collection.

Jack Goldberg is 70 years old and a resident of Allentown, PA. Goldberg may also have a South Florida residence possibly in Boca Raton, FL or vicinity.

Anyone with information on this offense or knows subject Goldberg please contact:Doug Davis 817-723-7231Doug@numismaticcrimes.orgThe Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Finest Known 1871 $5 Gold Half Eagle Stolen

Montgomery County, MD authorities are investigating the theft of what is reported by the victim as the finest known 1871 $5 gold half eagle PCGS PR65+ Cam CAC 88466.65/25649343. The coin was stolen sometime between December 3,2015 and January 14,2016.

Anyone with information contact: Doug Davis - 817-723-7231or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Stolen-Comprehensive Political Campaign Collection

A comprehensive and specialized 19th Century political campaign medal and token collection has been stolen in Louisville, Kentucky. Included in the theft is approximately 60 slabbed items from the John Ford collection and 100 pieces of Bryan Money, including both common and extremely rare and in some cases unique varieties.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks-Providence Federal Credit Union

Several dealers in the State of Washington have been victims of counterfeit cashiers checks issued on the Providence Federal Credit Union out of Seattle Washington. The loss to date is approximately $300,000.

The suspects are a male and female. The female is using a fake California driver’s license in the name of Maria G. Villareal DL #B8645567. The address on the DL shows 1416 N. Edison Blvd Apt C Burbank, CA. The only information on the drivers license that is valid is the females photo. The only information on the male suspect is that he is going by the name of Jeff.

The suspects are purchasing one ounce gold coins and may come in as a couple or separately. They are very convincing and the phone number on the cashier’s check appears to be valid when calling for verification but it is bogus!! A male subject identified as Nathan a supposedly employee of Providence Federal verfies the check however he is part of the scam. These suspects are traveling and may have connections in Las Vegas. Anyone with information should contact :

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Aggravated Robbery (Dealer) Florida

A dealer from Kissimmee FL, was robbed in front of Twery’s, Greenacres, FL on Saturday, August 22, 2015. He was on his way into the store with coins to sell when a black male suspect pulled up in a tan minivan, jumped out, knocked the victim to the ground ( causing injuries), and grabbed his briefcase. The suspect then jumped into his vehicle and sped out of the parking lot.

The following is a list of stolen cash/inventory:

Approximately $40,000 in cash, 185 dwt 14K scrap gold, 100oz of mixed foreign coins(mostly sterling), 1-1988 1/4 oz. proof AGE with box and papers, 1-very choice roll of 1886 BU Dollars, 4-BU rolls franklin Halves 54,60,61 and 63, complete set of Canadian small cents in bookshelf album (all coins cleaned), complete set of Canadian nickels 1922-1967 bookshelf album, complete set Canadian large cents 1858-1920 (58 is counterfeit) bookshelf, misc. group of circulated indian head cents buffalo nickels and liberty nickels,

Anyone with information please call: Det. D’Angelo 561-642-2132 or officer Pedone 561-642-2160 case number 15-13396 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Cheyenne Coin Dealer Murdered

Cheyenne , Wyoming Detectives are investigating the robbery and double murder at a local coin shop. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5’6-7”, with a distinctive round face. The suspect may have stolen an unknown amount of silver coins including slabbed and raw dollars.

Anyone with information should contact Doug@numismaticcrimes.org.