Hermiston Man Arrested For Trying to Sell Stolen Coins

A 38 year old Hermiston man has been arrested by Kennewick police for trying to sell stolen coins.Daniel Walchli was charged with trafficking stolen property and is being held in the Benton County Jail. Below is the official news release from the KPD:

Walchli agreed to provide an Oregon senior citizen female companionship. He returned with a female and while the female distracted the senior citizen, Walchli went through the victim’s house and stole several valuable gold coins. On October 24, 2012, Walchli came to the Tri-Cities and sold those coins to a local coin dealer. Morrow County Sheriff’s Sergeant Randy Rayburn was able to trace those coins and requested the business to put them on hold. On that same date, Walchli returned to the business to sell yet another coin. The business called police and Walchli was arrested on unrelated warrants. On October 25, 2012, Detective Runge and Sgt. Rayburn interviewed Walchli who denied stealing the coins, but admitted to selling them. Walchli alleged the female companion had given him the coins subsequent to their visit at the senior citizen’s home. Walchli was arrested for Trafficking Stolen Property.