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Metal detectorist jailed over fakes

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2009 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

We all know that there are a number of fakes in the market today but I wouldn't have thought somebody from within the metal detecting hobby would have been resposnsible for putting them out there.

According to The Times Yesterday (May 11) David Hutchings, organiser of a detecting club in Coventry, had been using legitimate digs to "discover" fakes and then selling them off into teh trade and thence the hobby. He was jailed for six months at Warwick Crown Court adter pleading guilty to numerous counts of fraud.

The full story can be found here