Chump Change and Second-Rate Scandals


Via Sploid comes this ridiculous story out of Ohio, where authorities invested the state's $50 million workers' compensation fund in rare coins, "lost" a heap of them, and couldn't even think up a decent excuse. Reports the Toledo Blade:

The 119 missing coins are in addition to two coins worth $300,000 owned by the state that were lost in the mail in 2003, confirmed Jeremy Jackson, press secretary for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

The state doesn't know what happened to any of the coins, Mr. Jackson said.

Whole thing here.

Fun profile of boy-genius coin-collector-turned-con-man here.