Sewer Workers Find Gold, Sell Gold. Is That A Crime?
Description:Modesto Police are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry found in city sewers.
The scheme came to light after routine checks of jewelry purchased by gold and coin dealers.
Employees at Modesto Gold, Jewelry and Coin say workers wearing city uniforms routinely sold the tarnished and eroded jewelry to them as scrap. Police say it was worth as much as $2,500.(1:16)