NJ Prosecutor Files Suit to Take Ownership of Fake Gold Coins Seized in Scam

 New Jersey law enforcement authorities announced Tuesday that are suing to acquire ownership of 205 fake Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins that were seized during arrests three months ago, according to a local news report.

Three men were accused in September of trying to sell the fake gold coins at a jewelry store in Kinnelon, according to the report. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office seeks to extinguish any rights to the coins that the suspects involved in the scam may claim.

The criminal cases are pending. The lawsuit also seeks cost and attorney fees.