Forged documents were used to authenticate the gold and also some silver pieces to buyers, police said. One buyer purchased $10,800 of the junk metal, police said. Bond was selling the fools gold through a company he created called The Bullion Broker. He was charging $1,500 an ounce — just below the market price of $1,600 an ounce. “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” Higgins said.