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Thief tries buying gold with deceased woman’s $2M stock


The FBI is investigating the mystery of how $2 million in stock owned by a now-deceased Upper West Side woman fell into the hands of a person who tried to use it to buy gold.


Anne Minosion died at 87 in March 2016 and was buried in a potter’s field on Hart Island after no family members claimed her body from the morgue.


She never married and had no children — but she had plenty of cash and owned a cooperative apartment on West End Ave.


A lawyer for the coop building filed a petition in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court in August stating that an FBI agent and a Manhattan federal prosecutor had informed him that a probe of Minosion’s estate was underway after the stock went missing.

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The feds said an unauthorized third party obtained Minosion’s stock, sold it and then tried to buy gold with the cash, according to the filing.


The accounts involved in the transaction have been frozen, the filing says.


Minosion’s only living relatives are two nephews in Akron, Ohio, who said they didn’t know her too well.

Anne Minosion died at age 87 in March 2016. The Upper West Side resident owned stock worth $2 million.

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


Joseph Minosion, who stands to her inherit her $4 million fortune with his brother, said he believed his aunt was in finance. But he had no idea that she was so wealthy.

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“I knew she lived in New York and it takes money to live there,” he said.


He said he and his brother learned of the FBI probe from their lawyer, who is helping them administer the estate.


They haven’t been updated on the investigation other than the initial notification, the nephew said.


He said he also didn’t know when the stock was allegedly misappropriated.


“I have no idea when it was or when this happened,” he said.

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