Annapolis City Hall Looking for $150,000 in Missing Checks

Checks, cash missing from City Hall

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 3:46 PM EDT
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Annapolis City Hall Looking for $150,000 in Missing Checks

Martin Mistretta

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Annapolis officials are trying to figure out who stole tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of checks and cash from City Hall.

Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen told the City Council that the theft was discovered on June 8, when the vault in the Finance Department’s office was opened to allow a courier to pick up the funds to make a bank deposit.

Some time after that, $150,000 in checks made out to the city and almost $4,000 in cash were missing.

The Finance Department is asking check writers to stop payment and write new checks to the city.  The stolen checks are stamped “deposit only” so they cannot be cashed.

The mayor said he’s furious because he wasn’t told of the theft until Monday. Police were called immediately after the discovery, and they are investigating. 
 


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