Originally Published: May 17, 2002 3:10 p.m.
PRESCOTT – A judge sentenced a Dewey woman to 90 days in jail for her role in the theft and trafficking of a million-dollar coin collection and $4,000 worth of silverware.
Yavapai County Superior Court Judge William Kiger sentenced Jodi Warren, 44, of Dewey to 90 days in jail and four years of probation. A jury found Warren guilty of theft and trafficking stolen property after she tried to sell stolen silverware to a pawnshop this past summer. She also pleaded guilty to trafficking stolen property, a fax machine, in April in a separate case.
Warren was one of several people who police arrested in June 2001, after Prescott police began investigating two burglaries in the Cliff Rose subdivision.
According to reports, the burglars entered the homes through partially opened garage doors and made off with a million-dollar coin collection, silverware, tools, a toolbox and a television.
Police reportedly recovered most of the stolen property, including many of the stolen coins in the collection.
Police also arrested Lonny Adams, 35, of Prescott in connection with the burglaries. He is currently serving 3.5-years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for theft, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested him after he also tried to sell several of the stolen coins to a pawnshop.
According to court records, Adams said he got the coins from Timothy Coulson, 22, of Prescott. In September, Coulson pleaded guilty to trafficking stolen property, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia and theft. Coulson received probation as a sentence but allegedly violated probation and is to appear in court at 10 a.m. Monday for a violation hearing.
Coulson reportedly told police he got some of the stolen property from Kenneth Williams, 48, of Prescott. Williams faces two counts of burglary, theft and two counts of trafficking stolen property connected to the theft of the coins. He is to appear in court for a status conference on June 11.
Police also arrested Eric Kordoski, 41, of Prescott Valley. He had several of the coins in his possession at the time of his arrest.
In November, Kordoski pleaded guilty to theft and a judge sentenced him to 5.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Kordoski has since filed a petition for post conviction relief. He reportedly wants the conviction overturned.
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