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

Credit Card Fraud

NCIC has received information regarding numerous attempts to purchase gold bullion coins using fraudulent Synchrony Bank credit cards. The suspect/suspects request to purchase one to two one-ounce bullion coins (usually one-ounce Buffalos).

The reported offenses have occurred across the country. Dealers should carefully screen any bullion purchases where a Synchrony Bank check or credit card is used for payment.

Fraudulent Cashier’s Check Crime

Two shops in Arizona have received fraudulent cashier’s checks from the subject pictured below. The subject is using a USAF/Reserve ID card in the name of Mayumi K. Romero.

NCIC: Fraudulent check suspect

NCIC: Fraudulent check crime suspect

Update: Fraudulent Cashier’s Check – Crime Suspect Arrested

The suspect pictured above in an earlier NCIC alert has been arrested. The suspect whose true identity is Julie Bureau has provided investigators with the names of two male accomplices whose names have not been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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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 NCIC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

The Numismatic Crime Information Center 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 numismatic crime.



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