Banco Central trio face theft charges

Three employees of the Banco Central have been detained on the allegations they were making illegal withdrawals. Judicial police made the arrests Monday, but the trio had been under investigation and suspended from their jobs.

All three worked in the treasury of the Banco Central, and they were involved with receiving old banknotes that has deteriorated and banknotes that were being returned when the country changed its currency in 2012 and 2013.

The Poder Judicial said that the men were seen acting suspiciously on cameras.

There is no estimate yet on the amount of money taken, but police did say that the trio has purchased five automobiles and some property out of town.

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