In crime news that would make a cop laugh, a thief who stole $100 bills bound for the Federal Reserve is destined to shed some tears when they learn their big mistake: They stole bills not yet in circulationÂ—and that looks very different from the current $100 bill.
Yep. That means they can't spend it right now if they need to, since it hasn't even been introduced into the economy's financial streams yet. And people would automatically see it as a poor counterfeit effort.
CNN Money reports that the $100 bill theft took place as the newly designed money was en route to a New Jersey Federal Reserve facility. And that the money isn't supposed to be unveiled until 2013.
So how did the criminal culprits even know such a big load of money was heading to New Jersey, yet not know that it wouldn't be spending money until the new president takes office?
No one knows or is saying at the present, but what is known is that the heist occurred sometime between 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, when the money landed via a commercial flight from Dallas to Philadelphia, and the final leg of the journey, which was at 2 p.m., when the plane landed in New Jersey.
And before anyone says anything about the sheer stupidity that government money by the Federal Reserve was being flown on commercial flights, instead of being overseen and flown by government aircraft, just consider all the other failures in the government during the past four years to control or protect anything else, like the U.S. Ambassador in Libya, for example. And then this crime news will be viewed as just another in a long list of failures.
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