It was reported on the website AccessNorthGa.com that police was able to stop a conspiracy to steal coins from the Dahlonega Gold Museum. It began when museum staff was tipped off by an anonymous caller on Christmas Eve. Officials then contacted one of the alleged co-conspirators who supposedly visited the museum and researched the value of the coins.
“We put them on notice that we knew about the conspiracy and none of the coins would be stolen,” Lumpkin County Sheriff Mark McClure said. And, “We would be definitely looking to charge individuals if that did occur.”
Details about the conspiracy was provided to the Numismatic Crime Information Center, an organization that maintains a database and provides information to law enforcement about numismatic crimes.