Mint employee steals 22 pieces of gold by hiding them in his rectum

Leston Lawrence
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A mint employee managed to smuggle out thousands of dollars worth of gold by hiding pieces in his rectum when he left the mint, according to police in Canada.

Ontario police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Leston Lawrence, after being accused of stealing pieces of gold worth around $150,000.

Ontario Court Judge Peter Doody sentenced Lawrence to 2 and a half years in prison after being convicted of theft. Doody also ordered the former mint employee to pay a fine of $150,000.

According to the police investigation, Lawrence worked for the Royal Canadian Mint, where he was responsible for minting gold coins.

Over a period of several months, Lawrence smuggled out gold pieces by hiding them in his rectum. His crime went unnoticed as he worked alone and out of sight of security cameras.

He then sold the gold through Ottawa Gold Buyers.