Upper St. Clair Police Make Headway In Missing Money Case

UPPER ST. CLAIR (KDKA) — Police may be closer to finding out who took thousands of dollars that fell out of a bank courier van onto Route 19 in Upper St. Clair.

About $200,000 in loose bills flew through the air at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Police think because the road is so busy, someone is sitting on information about who may have the money.

Just because you find money blowing down the highway doesn’t mean you have the right to keep it.

“The window of opportunity continues to remain open for those that were there, those that took money, to return it,” Upper St. Clair Police Lt. James Englert said. “That window remains open for some time yet.”

The law calls it theft by failure to return lost more misnamed property.

Some people have returned $20, $40, $60 they picked up, but a large portion of the money is still unaccounted for.

Police say they now have a better idea of who may have it.

“Two young white males in their 20’s – early to mid-20’s – stopped on the side of the road and retrieved several bags that had fallen from the rear of the courier van,” Englert said.

Police say the men may have been riding in a Dodge Dakota. They also have a partial plate number.

The longer they go without turning in the money, the greater the possibility they will be charged with theft, police say.

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  • finders keepers

    Sorry, but I would keep the money. Wish that happened in my neck of the woods.

    • Dan

      I agree, you are sorry.

  • yeah right

    Yesterday they reported $100,000 today $200,000, is that so they can claim more for insurance?

    It turns out that the FED secretly bailed out the banks in the amount of 7.7 TRILLION dollars. 11 times that of TARP! Now thats real news and real theft! Finding money on the road is not theft, its the stupid drivers fault and he should be fired. Enjoy the money who ever has it!

    • Dan

      This has nothing to do with TARP. Rationalize it anyway you want, but this is still stealing.

      • James

        Anything involving money is directly affectied by TARP and The Discount Window. Thats because 1 dollar 3 years ago is now worth 72 cents.

  • Paul

    Actually, this did occur in my neck of the woods, very close to my house, and if I would have found the money, I would have returned it. My conscience would have gotten the best of me, knowing it didn’t belong to me. That’s just me – I’m sure there are a lot of others who would do otherwise.

    • Billy

      Actually, you said the same stupid thing yesterday! get a life! who cares what you would have done! You are probably a fat single middle class bald guy! WHO CARES! WHOOO CARESSS!

  • critter

    they do not have a clue.

  • Whiskey6

    Dan must be democrat. Thy know a lot about stealing

  • Lets State the Obvious

    Enjoy the money,If they knew who you were,they would’ve been at your door by now……All you have to do is keep your mouths shut and it’s all yours

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