Central Banking

Banknotes worth $2m stolen from Swiss printer


Swiss authorities today revealed they are investigating the theft of a large number of unfinished Sfr1,000 notes from Zurich-based banknote printers Orell Füssli.

According to a spokesman for the Swiss Attorney General, the alarm was raised in October 2012 when two men attempted to exchange a number of counterfeit Sfr1,000 notes at a bureau de change in London. They were both arrested; one was released and the other served a seven-month prison sentence. A third man was remanded in custody in Apr

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