Skip to comments.Man, daughter suing after $82K life savings seized at Pittsburgh International Airport
Posted on 01/16/2020 4:05:18 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. A local mans life savings of more than $82,000 was seized at Pittsburgh International Airport in August, and now he and his daughter are suing, Channel 11s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.
Rebecca Brown, 54, of Lowell, Mass., told TribLIVE her 79-year-old retired father, Terry Rolin, of South Fayette Township, asked her to help manage the cash he and his late parents had hidden in hiding spots throughout the family home.
It was late Saturday night after the banks closed when he gave me the money, and I had an early (Monday) morning flight home. So, I didnt get a chance to get to a bank in Pittsburgh, Brown told TribLIVE. I was concerned about traveling with cash, so I checked online and found out it was legal to travel domestically with cash.
Brown told TribLIVE she was carrying the cash in a small, zippered bag inside a satchel when she was questioned about it by a Transportation Security Agency agent at a security checkpoint. After getting to the gate, she said she was approached by a state trooper and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agent.
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I would be suspicious too.
Being suspicious and confiscating it w/o proving any of those suspicions are two different things...
I hope the two get their money back quickly. The government should not seize someone’s money or any property with a court order or direct evidence of a crime.
That is a good point
Even the bank has to report deposits over $10K these days.
What’s next? Seizing your checking account or 401k because some suspicious official thinks you have too much money? This is the stuff of tyranny.
All they had to do...was walk into some local credit union...open a simple account. A week later, have a cashier’s check ‘cut’, and she could have carried that check anywhere, and no one would say much of anything.
I would imagine if you forced federal law enforcement to report incidents like this....there’s probably twenty episodes a week...across the US, where they ‘steal’ the money. Some might be drug traffic cash, but the bulk is just naive people thinking it’s legal to do so.
Now shut up and get back in line....
Obama gave Iran nearly 2 billion dollars in cash.
I'm glad the cash was seized pending an investigation.
But but but she had a flight to catch and not enough time to get to the bank. I think she actually ripped dear old dad off and that is why their stories didn’t match up.
US Bank is even worse. I know a local business owner, he had to fill out paper work for a $3,000.00 deposit. Also they were suspicious of him depositing over $1,000.00 in quarters. Keep in mind he owns a coin shop and often buys state quarter rolls at face value. (because they have no value)
Uppity serfs. How stupid can they be?
Walking into a bank with that much cash will involve the feds just as surely as being caught carrying it.
The bulk is people naively thinking that peons are allowed to be free of tyranny.
It IS legal to do so.
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