$30,000 stolen in home invasion

$30,000 stolen in home invasion

There are 45 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 29, 2009, titled $30,000 stolen in home invasion. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the home invasion call and found a man who told them his apartment had been broken in to.

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“Disgruntled ”

Since: Apr 08

Wyoming MI

#22 Mar 29, 2009
Why does keeping this much cash seem so suspicious? I keep at least a thousand in my wallet and have several empty paint cans stuffed with hundreds in the basement. Have you ever tried to withdraw $20,000 from the bank in cash. They want to give you a certified check then when you try to deposit the check somewhere you have to wait for it to clear. Very fishy. Banks are very strange when it comes to handing out large sums of cash.
Maybe cause I look like I don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of though.
Grant

Grand Haven, MI

#23 Mar 29, 2009
Kenneth Lowndes wrote:
Sounds like DeVos and Company is at it again!
They did this basic same thing to my Family, invading the sanctuary of our home based "business" to STEAL, er, take what was not their's to take, and they certainly had no Lawful permission to be doing the taking.
I truly feel badly for this Family.
DeVos and Company ought to feel inclined to do something positive for this Family.
Just because they can.
Just because it would be the Christian thing for them to do.
It would NOT hurt them to be found doing so!
No obligation for them, no court order, but certainly, they do NOT require such to be found doing good.
Right?
I sure hope and pray that they DO.
To the Glory of God and NOT to the Glory of DeVos!
Help me understand what DeVos has to do with any of this, just curious!

“The state with the other UofM.”

Since: Sep 08

Boston, MA

#24 Mar 29, 2009
turdface wrote:
...Have you ever tried to withdraw $20,000 from the bank in cash. They want to give you a certified check then when you try to deposit the check somewhere you have to wait for it to clear. Very fishy. Banks are very strange when it comes to handing out large sums of cash...
Take a macroeconomics class and your eyes will be opened.. A bank is only obligated by law to keep a certain percentage of their deposits on hand in cash.
What Ever

Greenville, MI

#25 Mar 29, 2009
I knwo a guy that has that much cash and about 100 K of gold in his house! Some people are jsut like that!
WHAT wrote:
who the flip has 23,000.00 in cash AT HOME and 2,500.00 in silver AT HOME sounds fishy too me. INSURANCE SCAM
John

Syracuse, NY

#26 Mar 29, 2009
Why would anyone keep that kind of money at home?? ven if was locked in a safe I still think it was not a wise thing to do!!!
Possible

United States

#27 Mar 29, 2009
If this person had liens on his bank accounts and other property due to lawsuits, child support payments, ect. this could be VERY possible. Tax returns season is here. This could have been his life savings and did not want to have it taken from his bank account if he owed the State of Michigan, etc.

Why call the police and report such a high amount as there are limits to cash replacement for break-ins. Hope they caught who did this.
grc

Plainwell, MI

#28 Mar 29, 2009
Lamont Cranston wrote:
Interesting. 15 posts here. the first nine accuse the victim. Assumptions based on absolutely nothing. A sad picture of humanity, indeed.
LC
I dont recall accusing anyone. The "..." at the end was my indication that I wanted to know more. Not a whole lot of people have that much cash laying around. It is unusual.
alcapone

United States

#29 Mar 29, 2009
Well i give ya a hint its probably some one you know. and if you have that much money you might want to get a bigger safe genius. one that you can just carry out of your apartment.
greenville

Greenville, MI

#30 Mar 29, 2009
this is what happens when you have people know that you got money! even a G/f! never tell any one you got any thing never trust no one! at least my g/f don't know that i am loaded with cash! plus use a safe deposit box or a checking acct!! mines is in the bank and i am a lot happier then a safe!
Moonmongrel

Hanoi, Vietnam

#31 Mar 29, 2009
It's entirely possible for someone who doesn't sit at their computer and blab their guts out about every news article that appears, day in and day out, perhaps into the night, to accumulate $30,000 from working.
Michigan lady

South Boardman, MI

#32 Mar 29, 2009
I don't think it is strange to have that kind of money or that many computers at home. Everyone in my family has a laptop and I always keep a significant amount of cash at home. I like to have plenty of money on hand in case I want to take off on a quick trip or a jaunt to the casino.

Besides, if the money was from a drug deal I don't think he would tell the police about it. I am sure the police already questioned him on why he keeps that kind of cash at home. I am sure he had a perfectly reasonable explanation other than "I just sold my stash of drugs".

Why bother keeping money in banks anymore? They don't pay anything unless you want to tie up your money in a CD or something. I like to have some money accessable at all times.
DEF

Muskegon, MI

#33 Mar 29, 2009
Isn't it illegal to have that much cash on hand? Or is that only in a public setting?
Ash Hole

Knoxville, TN

#34 Mar 29, 2009
Moonmongrel wrote:
It's entirely possible for someone who doesn't sit at their computer and blab their guts out about every news article that appears, day in and day out, perhaps into the night, to accumulate $30,000 from working.
You mean I'm not getting paid for this!!!
Meee

Rockford, MI

#35 Mar 29, 2009
Grant wrote:
Something is rotten in Denmark.
Yeah, and it ain't the fish...
Dad

United States

#36 Mar 29, 2009
turdface wrote:
Why does keeping this much cash seem so suspicious? I keep at least a thousand in my wallet and have several empty paint cans stuffed with hundreds in the basement. Have you ever tried to withdraw $20,000 from the bank in cash. They want to give you a certified check then when you try to deposit the check somewhere you have to wait for it to clear. Very fishy. Banks are very strange when it comes to handing out large sums of cash.
Maybe cause I look like I don't have a pot to **** in or a window to throw it out of though.
One of the main reason banks want to handle it in cashiers checks is due to the obligation to report any transaction above the $10,000 limit to the IRS. If you plop that kind of dead presidents on the counter at a car dealer, they are SUPPOSED to file it. Who wants them nosing around your life. Welcome to the modern cashless world. I'm with you and Dave Ramsey...If something crazy happens, good luck with your American Excess and gold cufflinks. I'll be livin safe with my family and the real currency. Cans of soup, guns/shells and Franklins

Since: Jul 08

Kentwood MI

#37 Mar 29, 2009
Kenneth Lowndes wrote:
Sounds like DeVos and Company is at it again!
They did this basic same thing to my Family, invading the sanctuary of our home based "business" to STEAL, er, take what was not their's to take, and they certainly had no Lawful permission to be doing the taking.
I truly feel badly for this Family.
DeVos and Company ought to feel inclined to do something positive for this Family.
Just because they can.
Just because it would be the Christian thing for them to do.
It would NOT hurt them to be found doing so!
No obligation for them, no court order, but certainly, they do NOT require such to be found doing good.
Right?
I sure hope and pray that they DO.
To the Glory of God and NOT to the Glory of DeVos!
And how, pray tell, did Scamway and Quixscam get involved in this thread?
Sassycat

North Branch, MI

#38 Mar 29, 2009
What in the devil does DeVos have to do with anything??? lol You are nuts!

Since: Jul 08

Kentwood MI

#39 Mar 29, 2009
turdface wrote:
Why does keeping this much cash seem so suspicious? I keep at least a thousand in my wallet and have several empty paint cans stuffed with hundreds in the basement. Have you ever tried to withdraw $20,000 from the bank in cash. They want to give you a certified check then when you try to deposit the check somewhere you have to wait for it to clear. Very fishy. Banks are very strange when it comes to handing out large sums of cash.
Maybe cause I look like I don't have a pot to **** in or a window to throw it out of though.
Not really. You lok just fine. However, the longer they hold your cash, the more they make on it.
LC
hank

Princeton, NJ

#40 Mar 30, 2009
I dont feel sorry for anyone who has 23,000 in cash laying around! Im glad they got it! Wether or not he is a drug dealer i am sure we got it ripping off people leagally or illeagaly. Maybe he is a cop and got it from a drug bust! Oh i forgot cops dont do anything like that!!!
Sitting Bull

Pine Bluff, AR

#41 Mar 30, 2009
Dumb wrote:
Drug dealer I'm sure. Who else has that much cash just lying around, in an apartment, with 3 laptops...
Wrong drug dealers don't report crime they make it.

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