$20,000 Worth of New 100 Dollar Bills That Won't Circulate Until 2013 Have Been Stolen
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, newly designed $100 bills that will not go into circulation until next year, have been stolen.
According to FBI Agent Frank Burton Jr., the cash was stolen from a plane that arrived at Philadelphia International Airport around 10:25am on Thursday from Dallas. The money was being transferred from the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas to the Federal Reserve Bank in East Rutherford, New Jersey. When the plane arrived at PHL, the money was then placed inside an armored truck and taken on a three hour drive to the bank.
When the armored truck arrived at East Rutherford, it was discovered that the packages had been opened and that some money was missing. According to sources, $20,000 was discovered to be missing. All of the packages contained new 100 dollar bills that weren't supposed to be distributed until 2013.
The new $100 bills feature sophisticated elements designed to thwart counterfeiters, including a bright blue security ribbon, a orange "100" on the lower right hand side, and a disappearing Liberty Bell.
Authorities are attempting to find out how and when the money was taken, and a search for the suspect or suspects is currently underway.
If any of the bills are spotted, people are encouraged to report it to the FBI at 215-418-4000.