June 13, 2017 – This goes out to the few of you that think it’s OK to abscond with our coins, money or both. NEWS FLASH – This is called stealing, and will not be tolerated. We want to let our position on this type of activity be known. First, we will prosecute you to the full extent of the law. Second, we will NOT protect your identity. We believe that if you steal from us, you will probably also steal from one of our fellow dealers (or worse yet, one of our customers). A thief is a thief!
This warning was posted for 30 days, giving the guilty parties a chance to resolve their obligations and do the right thing. Now, their name(s) will be displayed publicly, and we will take any and every legal recourse available to us. Fortunately, there aren’t many of you out there; here is the short list:
Individual #1 – Edwin Allen Owen; aka “Doc” Owen (to the best of our knowledge, not an actual doctor), DOB: 11/04/1953, SSN: 556-70-2774; currently residing at 8740 Tuscany Ave. Apt 210, Playa Del Ray, CA 90293-8655. We currently have judgments against Owen in Maryland, Arizona and California. Owen owes us approximately $50,000.00 for an 1815/2 Half Dollar, NGC MS-64 and a 1900 Morgan Dollar, NGC PR-66 CAMEO *, both of which he absconded with in 2011 and never paid for.
Individual #2 – Matthew G. Rhodes, DOB: May 13, 1967; currently residing at 24118 Woodway Terrace, Beachwood, OH 44122 w/ a mailing address of 1284 SOM Center Rd. Box 163, Cleveland, OH 44124. Rhodes absconded with an 1859-O Liberty Seated Dollar, PCGS MS-61 valued at approximately $1800.00 on November 21, 2016. We have filed a complaint with The American Numismatic Association, of which Rhodes is currently a member. Rhodes had previously been expelled from The American Philatelic Society for failure to return or pay for stamps valued in excess of $28,000.00. Our next step(s) will be to seek possible criminal and/or civil litigation to recover our property.