Unreleased $100 Bills Stolen

New and unreleased $100 bills were reported stolen after the money had been transferred from Dallas to Jersey. The money was transported by plane from Dallas to Philadelphia International Airport, where it was then taken to the Federal Reserve Building in East Rutherford New Jersey. Once the money reached its destination, a portion of the bills were missing.

The stolen bills are not yet available to the public. Release of these bills was expected to be next year, but someone has already gotten ahold of them. Although crimes and thefts are reported each year in Philadelphia, this is the first report of unreleased money ever having been stolen. Merchants are asked to contact the FBI if anyone is seen trying to pass these bills. In order to contact the FBI, call 215-418-4000.

If the bills came up missing during transit, could it be possible that some of the bills were simply lost? Traveling from Dallas to Pennsylvania and then on to New Jersey sounds like a lot of miles where common error could happen. Or could there be a possible miscalculation? Did someone miscount the amounts at each destination? Even money-counting machines could have made a mistake.

If the money was stolen, could it be possible that an employee of the courier service is to blame? Should all employees at each location be fully questioned? All of the bases should be covered in order for some conclusions to be drawn and for potential suspects to be identified. At least there is some comfort in knowing the criminals can’t immediately use the money they’ve stolen.

Posted by Lindsay Page on Oct 16, 2012


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