For some obscure reason, the authorities don't "go after" people crossing state borders carrying/wearing valuables - but they hate cash!
"... when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The old-timer thought the $USD in cash was somehow a store of value.
If he saved it for decades, his purchasing power certainly declined significantly.
Soon, Cash will be completely illegal. First they will demand that everyone use credit / debit cards or smart phones for all purchases. Then after a few years of that, getting people used to it,they will require that everyone be ‘chipped’ to do any sort of buying and selling.
Now, I’m not a particularly religious person, but it seems like someone predicted this long before I did.
Stupid, comes to mind
is it illegal to carry over $10k on person in a flight?
if the DEA can confiscate money because a story does not always check out 100%, then cash is seemingly no longer fungible and can be confiscated by random agencies for random unfounded allegations.
OTOH the daughter put herself at some risk in several ways. For example, a local adult protective services agency might claim elderly abuse.
Paywall prevents me from seeing the whole story.
At first, I thought I’d be reading about a bad daughter who was caught trying to steal her dad’s life savings. I don’t think that’s the circumstance here. She could have ended up like actress Janet Leigh did in movie Psycho. Poetic justice.
I would never try taking that much cash on an airline. I don’t even take my Nebulizer machine for my asthma. Some TSA agent might mistake it for a bomb. I just take inhalers.
That’s a whole lotta cash to be traveling with. All it does is raise questions that may slow you down. As other posters said, the best thing would be to deposit it in the nearest bank. Or a couple of money orders.
Anything beats carrying that much cold cash in a tupperware bowl. That alone looks suspicious.
the only criteria the DEA has for seizing cash is if it finds amounts greater than $5,000.
I’ve traveled many times (by car) several times with more than $5,000. some times as much as $50,000 and yes, I was concerned about the stop and grab laws and drove the speed limit but not less than. Made sure all lights were working order etc. I also carried a gun with me when it was still illegal to protect myself against illegal thieves but it would not protect me against the legal thieves.
I had a legit reason for transporting all that cash, not all of it was mine but that doesn’t mean zip to bastard government grabbers on all levels of government.
I have no need to carry that kind of cash any more but this s*** has to be stopped now.
I believe you can only take out of the country about $10,000. The problem here is most people don’t report the money to authorities until they are caught.. Lots of foreigners do this they take other peoples money for them over to other countries to give to the families the got the money from now they are on the hook to pay back all the money.. Clinton put this in place in the 1990’s to stove drug kingpins from hiding money over seas.. I think it is bull poop but that is m opinion. I am against government from telling me how much money I can carry out of the country or telling me I have to report to the government how much money I move from one account to another if it’s more than 10,000.. It is none of their business.. It is my money not theirs!
[Retired railroad worker Terry Rolin and his parents, scarred by their experiences during the Great Depression, used to squirrel earnings and pension withdrawals in the basement of their Pennsylvania home.]
His vaguely problematic story is, of course, no reason for the Feds to seize his money without due process.
For $82k, you MAKE time to go to a bank and at least get a cashiers check.
Mark Levin talks about this *war on cash* all the time.
I have not seen this story on the local Pittsburgh news.
Two sisters in 1929. Both worked for Fred Harvey Corporation. One at the Headquarters in Kansas City and the other in New Mexico at one of the hotels. A few days before the crash in October 1929 a senior officer of Fred Harvey came through the offices and told everyone that they should remove their savings from the banks as they were getting ready to fold. The sister in KC did as she was told but never said a word to the one in NM. The one in NM lost all of their money in the bank. The sisters never spoke again. The sister in NM was my grandmother.
OK - I’m a healthy, aware-of-my-surroundings, don’t-mess-with-me kinda guy. I tell my sons to walk through the parking lot like you are ready to kick some @$$ if need be, and people will mostly leave you alone.
HAVING SAID THAT - I would NEVER walk out in public with $83K in cash unless I had a buddy and we were both armed. Much less unarmed through an airport where government drones are looking for contraband.
Is it worth $83K to waste an airline ticket or delay your return in order to get to the bank? Even if your boss docks you a day’s pay? Yes.
Fool that I am, I’d thought some judge somewhere had declared civil forfeiture illegal, unconstitutional government larceny. But of course, it’s still being done. Goons will continue grabbing your stuff like nothing happened and it’s your burden to prove them wrong.
I hate the system.