Thursday, October 06, 1977

Suspect Lettuce in the Lasagna

A cache of $17,200 in $50 bills – believed to be part of money allegedly stolen from an abandoned trunk by two former warehouse employees – has been discovered by detectives between the layers of frozen lasagna. The former employees had been arrested last month and charged with grand larceny. The owner of the trunk (that had been in storage) has not been identified.

Morgenthau said that the trunk might have contained as much as $5 million. When the suspects were arrested $380,000 was recovered from safe-deposit boxes. The money was found at the house of a brother-in-law on LI.

Excerpt from New York Times Oct 6, 1977

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