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Bag with Vance County tax collections missing

Posted January 20, 2010

— Thousands of dollars in tax money collected by Vance County is missing,  officials said Wednesday.

A deposit bag with an estimated $6,000 to $7,000 in cash and thousands more in checks disappeared in the days before Christmas, prompting a criminal investigation, Commissioner Danny Wright said.

The money was destined for deposit at a local bank, but somewhere along the line, the bag and its contents disappeared, and county tax officials have been unable to track it down, Wright said. The incident likely occurred around Dec. 21, he said.

The Vance County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.


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  • ladyblue Jan 20, 2010

    seems to me if someone who was supposed to go directly to the bank and make a deposit laid that money bag down and someone else just may have walked away with it.....this should get interesting but having been from Vance county I doubt that they will punish anyone..............

  • Timetogo Jan 20, 2010

    LOL.... LOL.... and WHO was responsible for that deposit? Oh yeah, he's on vacation! LOL

  • creekhopper Jan 20, 2010

    Vance counties finest!! I'll bet that there's more than one hand in the cookie jar on this one. Thats why it's taken this long for it to become public.
    Who's going to replace the money? Vance county tax office or the carrier that was supposed to take it to the bank.
    Or are the people of vance county going to have to replace it.

  • 42ITUS Jan 20, 2010

    Alien abduction no doubt.

  • sneeziegal Jan 20, 2010

    Well SOMEBODY had a Merry Christmas indeed!

  • ScottW76 Jan 20, 2010

    Yeah, Avenger. I'm sure that hasn't crossed their mind already.

  • oldrebel Jan 20, 2010

    Can we say "Chain of Custody"???

  • 007KnightRider Jan 20, 2010

    Start with the person who should have deposited the money! If they check out ok, looking into the bank. However, we all know the bank is not at fault on this one.

  • Duke1977 Jan 20, 2010

    Attn WRAL: Please replace my first post with this:

    $7000? Dec 21? Call George Bailey!!! I bet Mr Potter has it. Maybe Clarence will get more wings!

  • Duke1977 Jan 20, 2010

    Call George Bailey!!! I bet Mr Potter took it. Maybe Clarence can get more wings!