Liberty Co. man accused of stealing $300K in rare coins
BRISTOL, Fla. (WCTV) - Liberty County sheriff’s deputies say they’ve recovered $300,000 in rare silver and gold coins stolen from an elderly victim’s home.
The victim came home on Sept. 8 to find someone had broken into their house and taken “their life savings:” the coins, along with $6,000 cash.
Investigators say Joshua Adkins carried out the theft. Adkins had been working for the victim doing odd jobs around the house.
The suspect was tracked down Monday in a car that deputies say he recently bought, paying cash.
Investigators say Adkins confessed to the theft, and lead them to a swamp/creek area where he had buried the rare coins.
Adkins faces charges including burglary, grand theft and a probation violation.
Deputies say the rare coins are now in a safety deposit box.
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