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Ark. police say burglars who stole $15,000 silver ingot thought it was lead, sold it for $30

Published 11/12/2008, Associated Press

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The proprietor of a metal recycling business was suspicious of the group of young people who wanted to sell him a 62.5-pound chunk of metal, so he convinced them it was only lead and gave them $30 for it. It was really a silver ingot - worth $15,000. And the metals dealer called police.

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