Knessets Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) called on the Justice Ministry on Wednesday to open an investigation into the recent theft of the $1.5 million coin that was allegedly stolen from her residence.
According to sources in the Knesseta district, the theft occurred on November 29, when the security guard, identified as Dovid Barzilay, broke into Edelsteins office to steal $10,000 worth of coins.
Barziloy is suspected of stealing $2,000 from the Kedemot police station and another $500 from a bank, according to local media reports.
The incident prompted Edelsten to request the appointment of a special prosecutor, who will be tasked with investigating the theft.
The Knessot police, however, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Edelstein, who is a member of the Kach side, has been a vocal critic of the state of Israel.
In the last few years, Edel Stein has been accused of receiving hundreds of thousands of shekels from foreign entities in the course of his career.
She has been in the public spotlight since a video surfaced last year of her receiving hundreds and thousands of dollars from a company owned by Israeli businessman and philanthropist Dan Levy.
The $1 million coin was reportedly found during a routine security check of the district office, according the Jerusalem Post.
The theft came on the heels of the theft last year by two Jewish men, who allegedly stole the gold coins in a brazen robbery.
The theft of money is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according an Israeli law passed in November 2014.