Cash 'vanishes' from police safe- officer ordered to replace sum

26th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

306 August 2004 , LUENEBURG - A police officer who said about EUR 14,000 in tainted money "vanished" from his safe was ordered by a court in Germany to repay the amount out of his own pocket. The officer in the town of Lueneburg, south of Hamburg, claimed he had locked the confiscated cash in his office safe two years ago, from which it has since mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Handing down its ruling, the court said he ought to have handed it over to court officials - and obtained a written rece

306 August 2004

LUENEBURG - A police officer who said about EUR 14,000 in tainted money "vanished" from his safe was ordered by a court in Germany to repay the amount out of his own pocket.

The officer in the town of Lueneburg, south of Hamburg, claimed he had locked the confiscated cash in his office safe two years ago, from which it has since mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

Handing down its ruling, the court said he ought to have handed it over to court officials - and obtained a written receipt - for safekeeping pending its use as evidence in a trial.

DPA

Subject: German news

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