Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How Much Money Is Too Much Money?

This next post is sure to surprise many of you as it did me. It starts a few months ago with my brother being involved in a car accident. This past week he settled with the Insurance company for $16,000. Instead of waiting until the end of the month for the insurance company to cut and mail his check, he chose today to drive to their corporate headquarters a few hours away and pick up his check.

After cashing his check he proceeded to head home. Entering Gates County,North Carolina he was pulled over for speeding. A search by an overzealous officer revealed the $16,000. My brother was then detained while the F.B.I. was called to the scene where he was accused of money laundering because as the agents told him, federal law does not allow any person to have more than $10,000 in their possession at any given time. The F.B.I. then seized the money until they could contact the insurance company and verify my brothers story as to why he was traveling with so much cash. Although he had broken no laws other than speeding, he was treated as a criminal all because of the amount of cash in his possession. This make me wonder, if it had been Bill Gates or Donald Trump, would the F.B.I. have had the same reaction?

Yes America, There is such a thing as too much money.

5 comments:

pizzatherapy said...

What a story...Only in america, the land of the free, the home of the brave, is the FBI called when you have to much cash...
albert grande
The Unusual, The Unexplained, The Weird

aybadmin said...

Ya know, that's just typical of the civil servants in this country. They don't give a shit about all the real criminals out there, the ones that really launder millions of dollars. That is why this country is so fucked up.

Linda said...

That is so ridiculous! My wish is that he gets his money back as fast as they took it! IDIOTS!

The Wealthy Blogger said...

Hopefully people in North America will wake up and realize that they are no longer a "free people." With all the talk among North American politicians about "defending liberties and freedoms," the fact is those same politicians enact laws and regulations that infringe upon inherent rights of individuals.

Cazisk said...

wow....that really is idiotic...

Just shows what kind of a mind people have....stereo typing and pre-judging other people....sheeesh...