A Quarter At A Time, $26,000 Stolen From Oregon Prison

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd October NewsOregon prisonstheft
Oregon prison officials are stumped by a theft from a prison account that wasn't any nickel-and-dime deal. Instead, it was quarters - about 104,000 of them taken over the course of at least nine years. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1bvF3lM) that auditors uncovered the theft of about $26,000 this spring. The quarters were put in storage lockers that visitors use to stow personal property before entering the medium-security security Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem. Superintendent Rob Persson says was supposed to go monthly to the Corrections Department headquarters a few miles away but there was no formal procedure for handing it, there's no record of who was designated to handle the money, and there was lax security for the key to the coin boxes.

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