RCMP seek seized coins’ owner

Officers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are seeking the rightful owner of a coin collection seized during a traffic stop near Shuswap Lake, B.C., in the province’s southern interior.

In February, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway in Tappen, B.C., because its license plates were reported stolen. The vehicle’s occupants – a 39-year-old female driver and a 48-year-old male passenger, both from nearby Enderby – were taken into police custody.

Upon searching the vehicle, police found more stolen license plates, stolen cheques, a stolen ID card, a birth certificate, a “small quantity” of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, plus nearly two dozen collector coins.

“After exhausting all efforts to track down the rightful owner of what seems to be a vintage coin collection, police are now turning to the media and the public to track down the collector,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, of the B.C. RCMP southeast district. “You must be able to provide proof of ownership to claim.”

The coins’ owner is asked to contact lead investigator Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud at 1-250-828-3111.

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