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NEWS: Trucker missing and so is cargo of 3.6 million nickels Update: Nickels Found

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 03:03 PM

Originally posted by jsobecky
I guess you could cash the nickels in at the local casino for the green folding stuff... nickel slots are pretty common.

Put out an APB for Mendoza in and around Las Vegas.

Haven't been to Vegas Lately have you? Most Nickel slot machines in Vegas no longer accept coins, nor do they payout in coins, they use paper money and payout in bar coded paper that can either be re·deemed for cash or inserted into another machine of any denomination. The only slots that still used coins and payout in coins are dollar machines.

I only know this because; I was in Vegas for MineExpo in September and made my mind up I would never go there again. They have taken all the fun out of gambling now.

I am talking about the major casinos, I would assume he still could find some in one of the smaller casinos though.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 09:55 PM
oh c'mon FredT! Thats the third story of mine TODAY that you've posted just a little before me. Unbelievable!

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 11:15 PM
I'd wager the treasury was transporting something secret for another agency, and some professional thief found out about it. The nickels could make a good haul if you could get them to banks in several locations using paid mules, but no way it's feasible to offload 40k pounds of nickels while on the run from the feds. I doubt anyone would be dumb enough to risk the sentence probably attached for that looting spree. How did they get it away from the truck?
Did invesitgators look for any recent holes in the area? I wouldn't put it past them to bury it, and come back a long time later to dig it up. This was an interesting story to me partially because of the type of truck used. I thought currency was always transported in armored trucks, but I guess not huh?
I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing is a cover up, but I doubt the driver was the target. He might be complicit in the robbery, he might be the mastermind even, but I doubt that he was the target of a government funded assasination. They were probably transporting a bunch of the CIA's crack, and the FBI found out about it. They stole the evidence to use later in court, they're sitting in a hotel room right now, flicking nickels at each other.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 11:44 PM

Originally posted by soficrow

Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by stumason
Charity? Is that what you call the Federal Reserve? Very

my bad I meant treasury

You were right the first time, Fred.

...The FEDERAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION (Federal Reserve) was incorporated as a Non-profit Religious Delaware Corporation in 1914: Incorporation date 9/13/14; File No. 0042817.


nice bit of research. certainly worth more than a nickel. thanks.

posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 12:10 AM

Originally posted by zhangmaster
oh c'mon FredT! Thats the third story of mine TODAY that you've posted just a little before me. Unbelievable!


You do realize that I posted this on the 8th six full days ago?
Got you by a whole week.

posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 09:26 PM
How much is the metal in a nickel worth??? He could melt the coin-nickels down and sell them for the value of their metal. It would be better than trying to spend $180,000 in nickels.

First, let's look at some rough numbers:
  • Nickels are made out of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel.

  • Copper is selling for about 81 cents per pound.

  • Nickel is selling for about $4.51 per pound.

  • He has 39,000 pounds of coin-nickels.
Second, here's some rough math:
  • .81 x 39,000 = 31,590 x .75 = $23,692 worth of copper

  • 4.51 x 39,000 = 175,890 .25 = $43,972 worth of nickel

  • $23,692 + $43,972 = $127,664
His final haul is $127,664

posted on Jan, 21 2005 @ 11:25 PM
Yx, you are very smart for realizing that!!!!

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 01:41 PM

MIAMI - Police hit pay dirt Friday, digging up 3.6 million nickels that disappeared in December along with a trucker who was supposed to deliver them to the Federal Reserve Bank in New Orleans.

Authorities found the $180,000 in coins buried in a 4-foot-deep hole in the property behind a suburban Miami home. The nickels, still stored in their Federal Reserve bags, were in a wooden box covered with a plastic tarp.

Nickels Found

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 01:54 PM
I wonder if the trucker stashed them or is "missing, presumed dead".
They still haven't found him.

Normaly they find stuff like this by finding the cullprit. This time they found the loot by pure chance it seems. They searched the house because there were drugs in there.

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 05:45 PM

Originally posted by Yxboom
  • $23,692 + $43,972 = $127,664 His final haul is $127,664

  • Boy you were not kidding about the math being "rough"

    posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 07:16 PM
    wow, this went from a theft, to robbery and possible murder

    I think the punishement should be a severe beating by the items taht were stolen... litterally nickel and dime them to death
    .. and to make it work I will donate the dime

    posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 10:01 AM

    Posted by FredT

    Posted by Yxboom
  • $23,692 + $43,972 = $127,664 His final haul is $127,664

  • Boy you were not kidding about the math being "rough"

    Whew, that is some funky math!!! My fingers are obviously too big for the itty bitty calculator buttons.
    < slaps forehead >

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