New $100 Bills Stolen en Route to Fed Facility
Thieves stole a "large amount" of newly-designed $100 bills bound for a Federal Reserve facility in New Jersey.
Frank Burton, Jr., spokesman for the FBI's Philadelphia division, said the theft occurred at some point between when the shipment of bills landed at the Philadelphia airport on a commercial flight from Dallas at 10:20 this Thursday morning, and when the shipment reached its New Jersey destination around 2:00 p.m., when the courier service transporting the bills reported some missing, says a CNN report.
Burton declined to comment on the amount taken, but said it was substantial.
The missing bills carry a design that is not slated to reach circulation until 2013.