Tour Guide Admits Taking Civil-era Coins

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A former tour guide who stole a half-dozen Civil War-era coins from a St. Louis County museum has been ordered to serve three years of probation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 68-year-old James Strassner of Brentwood will have a clear record if he meets the terms of the probation. He also was ordered to attend a theft seminar after pleading guilty Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

The stolen silver dollar and five gold coins were valued at $18,844. They were part of a Museum of Transportation special exhibit last summer marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The coins disappeared in June on the eve of the traveling exhibit opening to the public. The coins were anonymously returned about a month later.

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