80
      Thursday
      98 / 77
      Friday
      97 / 75
      Saturday
      95 / 75

      SC, federal officials investigate coin business


      EASLEY, S.C. (AP) - State and federal officials are



      investigating claims that an



      Anderson County coin business was



      running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme with



      investors' money.


      Secret Service agents raided the Easley office of Atlantic



      Bullion & Coin on Thursday



      with a warrant saying they were looking



      for computers, files and silver.


      A complaint filed by the South Carolina Attorney General's



      Office says investors were



      told their money was being used to buy



      silver, while little of the precious metal was



      ever purchased for



      them.


      The business is owned by Ron Wilson, a former member of the



      state Board of



      Education and the Anderson County Council. Wilson



      couldn't be reached for comment



      Saturday, and it's not clear if he



      has an attorney

      .

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