California Man Enters Plea in Nearly $1,000,000 Theft

15 Jan 2012 12:42 PM | Anonymous

California Man Enters Plea in Nearly $1,000,000 Theft

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 12, 2012
  • District of Delaware (302) 573-6277
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WILMINGTON, DEundefinedCharles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, and James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Denver, Colorado, announced today that Wyatt Yeager, 33, of California, has entered a guilty plea to a one count felony information. The information is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The criminal information charges Yeager with theft of major artwork, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 668.

According to the information, between January and March 2007, Wyatt Yeager embezzled $492,205 in rare coins from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During that period, Yeager was the collections manager for the ANA Money Museum. Yeager sold the coins at several auctions: one in Baltimore in May 2007, one in St. Louis in June 2007, and one in Melbourne, Australia in July 2007. One of the coins sold at the Australia auction was an extremely rare 1813 “Holey” Dollar. It sold for $155,755.

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