Man Returns Missing Money


Friday, February 9th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CLEVELAND (AP) — A man suspected of walking off with more than 125 pounds of cash that fell out of an armored truck returned all $640,000, still wrapped in plastic, to authorities Friday.

The three 42-pound packages of money had been missing since Wednesday morning, when they apparently fell out of an unlatched back door of an armored truck. The truck had just left the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to make deliveries.

FBI agent Bob Hawk said the man walked into the downtown Fed building about 7 a.m.

``I don't know what he said, but they audited the packages and there was $640,000, and all of it was there to the penny,'' Hawk said.

The man was interviewed and released, Hawk said. The case was turned over to federal prosecutors to determine if charges will be filed, he said.

Hawk refused to release the man's name, because he has not been charged. He said the man works at a downtown office building near where the money dropped from the truck.

The man matched a description by a witness who reported seeing a well-dressed man pick up the packages at the busy downtown intersection, Hawk said.

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