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Numismatic Crime – Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug DavisFounder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……

Residential Burglary

The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating a numismatic crime,  the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019.

The following is a partial listing of stolen items:

  • Nice foreign from China, Japan, India, and Spanish America
  • Approximately 20 Sycee silver pieces
  • Several very rare Chinese dollars
  • Beautiful Auto Dollar
  • Awards with the victim’s name inscribed
  • Items with the name R.S. Yoeman
  • A large amount of gold rings, chains, and earrings

Suspect Arrested

During the past several months, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been coordinating investigations with several law enforcement agencies across the country involving bad checks written by an individual identified as Jason Faraj.

The Lowell, Michigan police department has Mr. Faraj in custody at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Detectives with the Lowell Police Department are looking for additional cases involving the fraudulent activities of Jason Faraj. Bond is currently set at $50,000.

Jason Faraj, courtesy Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC)

Jason Faraj (photo courtesy NCIC)

Faraj is alleged to have written bad checks to coin and jewelry dealers across the country. If you have been a victim please advise the following information and forward to [email protected]–even if you have reported to NCIC previously:

Amount of Loss
Investigating Agency
Name of Investigator
Phone Number
Report Number

Detectives believe that if he makes bond he will become a FLIGHT RISK.

Numismatic Crime – Jewelry Store Robbery

Law Enforcement Requests Assistance

The St. George, Utah Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a jewelry store.

The numismatic crime suspect entered the store posing as an FBI agent and stole a large amount of jewelry. A witness stated that his fake beard appeared to be covering up a pigment discoloration of his chin area. The suspect was seen leaving in a charcoal gray four-door passenger vehicle. The stolen items consisted of gold and silver rings, some with diamonds.

The suspect may attempt to sell the stolen jewelry at coin shops or gold and silver exchanges.

St. George PD incident number is 19P025014.

Anyone with information please contact:

Detective Jud Callaway
St. George Police Department
Investigations Division
(435) 627-4411 DESK
(435) 627-4375 FAX

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Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center’s Doug Davis if you have questions or information about any of the cases above. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Numismatic Crime Information Center
Numismatic Crime Information Centerhttp://www.numismaticcrimes.org/
The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers, and law enforcement in the education, prevention, and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals, and related numismatic items. NCIC disseminates current crime-related issues to the numismatic industry and provides local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge, and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a crime. Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center's Doug Davis if you have questions or information concerning open cases. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].

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