NN: "Coin Theft Suspects Caught...mother and son accused in thefts...$500k rare coins/bullion"
You got to love this. Great work and praise to Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center.
Pamela Jo Rosas (image source: Facebook) and Christopher Jude Rosas (image courtesy Jefferson County
Texas Sheriff’s Office).
Coin Theft Suspects Caught
Texas coin dealer Michael Fuljenz praises assistance in locating a mother and son accused in thefts of more than $500,000 of rare coins and bullion items.
Numismatic News Staff
Two people were charged in connection with the thefts of rare coins and bullion coins mailed to customers from Beaumont, Texas. One of the suspects was an employee of the United States Postal Service who is now awaiting federal sentencing along with forfeiture of funds. The other suspect was her adult son who died before he could be tried in state district court or agree to a plea deal.
“We experienced more than $400,000 in lost or stolen coin shipments over the course of a year,” said Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont. “When challenged, local post office representatives repeatedly assured us the packages were being stolen after they left their distribution facility here. However, the thefts were happening at the local post office.
“Had it not been for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), former Texas Police Chief Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Oz Fong, a dedicated investigator with the U.S.P.S. Office of Inspector General, we may have never discovered what was really happening to our shipments,” stated Fuljenz. “We filed reports with various law enforcement agencies, including the U.S.P.S. Office of Inspector General, listed all of the coins as ‘stolen or missing,’ and reported them to NCIC. From there, Davis worked with NGC to ensure the coins were entered into their database.”
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