Oakland Man Indicted for Stealing and Disposing of Historic Gold Jewelry Box from Oakland Museum

25 May 2013 2:16 PM | Anonymous

Oakland Man Indicted for Stealing and Disposing of Historic Gold Jewelry Box from Oakland Museum

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 24, 2013

Northern District of California(415) 436-7200
 
OAKLAND, CAundefinedYesterday, a federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Andre Taray Franklin, charging him with theft of major artwork and unlawful concealment and disposition of stolen major artwork, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.
 
According to the indictment, Franklin, 45, is alleged to have stolen a jewelry box made of California gold, adorned with richly gold-veined quartz, and made between 1869 and 1878, with a value of at least $100,000, from the Oakland Museum of California, on or about January 7, 2013. In addition, the indictment charges Franklin with unlawfully concealing and disposing of the historic jewelry box between January and February 2013.

http://www.fbi.gov/sanfrancisco/press-releases/2013/oakland-man-indicted-for-stealing-and-disposing-of-historic-gold-jewelry-box-from-oakland-museum

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