Tuesday, August 12, 2014

U.S. customs seizes $41,000 from elderly woman

Money Hidden in Bra and Girdle Seized by Customs Officers - ABC News - Sarah Figaloria:

August 8, 2014 - "A Florida woman was allegedly caught carrying almost $41,000 through customs, with much of the cash reportedly hidden in her undergarments.

"Victoria Faren, 78, and her daughter were stopped April 2 while trying to board a flight to the Philippines out of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, federal court records indicate....

"Federal law requires travelers to declare to customs authorities if they are carrying more than $10,000 in cash....

"Records indicate Faren had been carrying a total of $40,977, which she allegedly said she had received after selling her home to her son for $120,000.

"The woman reportedly said she had been carrying the cash herself because she believed it would be safer than wiring the money to the Philippines....

"No charges were placed, but officers seized the $40,977 as 'currency forfeitable to the United States.' Assistant U.S. Attorney Gjon Juncaj is petitioning to have the cash forfeited to the government."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/money-hidden-bra-girdle-seized-customs-officers/story?id=24907440
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