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One local woman put most of her coin collection plus other items dear to her heart inside her safe deposit box for safe keeping. What she found out is that it wasn't as safe as she had thought, and that's why she called Local 6.
Originally posted by Klassified
At first glance, this seems like an unfortunate, isolated case. But as I was reading this little article, I remembered a news story that has circulated since about 2006. Namely, that the DHS had notified banks of their intention and authority to inspect the contents of safety deposit boxes at will. A quick google search confirmed what I remembered, and made this story stand out a bit more than I first thought.
Since the banks are not allowed to actually tell the customer that DHS went through their SDB. The excuses they gave this woman sound apropo. On the other hand, drilling the box doesn't quite make sense. Considering the bank keeps keys for these boxes.