$95,000 In Rare Chinese Gold Recovered and Felon In Jail
Los Angeles, CA - On Friday April 2, 2010 the Numismatic Crime Information Center was called by Los Angeles Sheriff”s Dept investigators to assist in identifying a victim of a potential burglary or robbery. While on the phone a known felon was attempting to sell rare Chinese gold coins valued at $95,000. The suspect was arrested and ten gold coins were confiscated. Doug Davis, Founder/President of NCIC , provided the investigators with a local numismatic expert who authenticated the coins which had been sold in a Sotheby’s auction in 1996. A victim was later located who did not know the coins had been stolen.
“The success of this investigation was the direct result of the information and resources provided by the Numismatic Crime Information Center”, said Det. Lord of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.