Museum Collections Manager Sentenced to 27 Months for Theft of Over $1 Million Worth of Rare Coins

Posted on May 2, 2012


A sentencing hearing was held Monday for Californian Wyatt Yeager, who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million worth of rare coins from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The court ordered he spend 27 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

In 2007,  Yeager worked for the museum as a collections manager.  At auction in Melbourne, Australia, he sold an 1813 “Holey” dollar which he’d stolen for $155,755. He sold more of his loot for $492,535 at an auction in Germany.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark ordered that Yeager pay $945,505 in restitution.

Read the full article California man sentenced for theft of rare coins.

Thanks to Kristina Bauer for her assistance with this post.