'Handyman,' Christopher Plush and accomplice Devin Lowery arrested for stealing rare coins from Towns County woman

'Handyman,' Christopher Plush and accomplice Devin Lowery arrested for stealing rare coins from Towns County woman
Christopher James Plush, left, and Devin Barry Lowery, right

Sheriff's deputies in Towns County, GA say two men are behind bars accused of stealing thousands of dollars in rare coins, a large amount of cash, a gun, and prescription drugs from a Towns County grandmother fighting stage 4 cancer.

Authorities say Christopher James Plush, 30, and Devin Barry Lowery, 24, were both booked into the Towns County Jail.

Investigators say Plush was hired by Dr. Nancy Kelly about three weeks ago while she was recovering from back surgery from a year ago. Dr. Kelly says Plush was recommended to her to help her with her limited mobility.

"I was real impressed. He's very polite, he seemed to have a lot of knowledge of everything," she said.

Since he was homeless and because she is a former foster parent, she decided to take him in for 18 days to help out. She even got him new clothes. Instead, investigators say Plush was taking her car at night, not to mention precious coins she and her husband had collected over the many years before his passing.

"At night, he was going to my shop to load up boxes, but I had no idea," she said.

Kelly says at least one of those coins is worth $20,000 alone and there are about 10,000 coins in all. Towns County Sheriff Kenneth Henderson says the whole collection could be worth millions.