$200K in coins stolen: Gold coins, other items stolen from vacant Vermont home

By on Feb 1, 2013 in United States, World Comments

Over $200,000 in gold coins were stolen from a vacant home in Alburgh, according to a report by Vermont State Police on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The stolen $200K coins have a reported value ranging from $350 to $1,800.

A vehicle and antique items were also taken from the house whose owner died in a farm accident last year.

There were four suspects implicated in the robbery. Among those suspected of stealing the $200K coins were 35-year-old Ricky Benjamin, 52-year-old Mark Mumley, and 41-year-old Shawn Farrell. Benjamin and Mumley were from Alburg while Farrell is a Swanton resident. A fourth suspect was released after being given a citation.

The three suspects were already arraigned and being held on $75,000 bail. According to the defendants, they sold the gold coins to dealers of coin and jewelry.

As of posting, only $5,000 in coins were recovered by authorities.

Operations to retrieve additional coins is ongoing and authorities are expecting that more individuals will be implicated.



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