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Jeweler charged in big N.J. coin heist

Federal authorities say a Manhattan jeweler has been charged in connection to the theft last year of a multi-million-dollar coin collection stolen in New Jersey.

The coins were taken Oct. 11, 2009, from a coin dealer’s van as he dined in a Montville restaurant.

Jim Margolin, a special agent in the FBI’s New York office, says a jeweler was arrested for buying a large portion of the rare collection.

The jeweler was not named. Margolin says the arrest was made a couple of months ago but the complaint is under seal because the case is ongoing.

Coin dealer Julian Leidman was on his way home from the Coinfest show in Stamford, Conn., when he stopped at Tiffany’s Restaurant in Montville.

Two 50-pound cases containing thousands of rare coins and currency were stolen.

-- The Star-Ledger

By Washington Post Editors  | October 4, 2010; 7:38 AM ET
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