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Second man pleads guilty in $191,000 gold coin theft

2013-02-20T06:16:00Z 2013-02-20T08:21:18Z Second man pleads guilty in $191,000 gold coin theft Glens Falls Post-Star
February 20, 2013 6:16 am

FORT EDWARD -- A 34-year-old Greenwich man who was one of two that repeatedly burglarized an elderly Hebron woman's home and stole $191,000 in gold coins and jewelry has pleaded guilty.

Edward A. Thieverge pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a felony, for thefts from the woman's home last August, according to the Washington County District Attorney's Office. Co-defendant Eric R. Martin, 32, of Argyle pleaded guilty last month.

The two went into the home on at least two occasions and stole 70 or so antique gold coins, selling them at pawn shops around the Northeast to buy heroin and other items.

Thieverge, a logger, purchased a log skidder and Martin purchased a car, State Police said.

Police were able to recover just three of the coins, some of them sold as far away as Atlantic City, N.J. The two also allegedly stole jewelry and were caught last September trying to sell some of it at a pawn shop in Rotterdam.

Both men likely face 6- to 12-year state prison sentences when sentenced by Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan. The men will also have to make restitution.

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