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SPD Investigates Bank Deposit Theft at Finance Dept.

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SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury Police are investigating the theft of a bank deposit within the city's finance department.

Salisbury Police said the investigation started on Jan. 14, 2014 and revealed that the deposit was prepared by a finance department employee on Jan. 2.

The missing deposit contained $2,958.76 in cash and 61 checks, according to police. The finance department contacted the issuers of the checks to request replacement checks. Police said 55 checks have been reissued, five replacement checks and one money order are pending.

"This case remains open and detectives continue to thoroughly investigate all leads," Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan said. "We are focusing our efforts on the internal operations of the Finance Department. We have made substantial progress with Director Courdry in updating the operating procedures within the Finance Department to prevent future issues of this nature."

Department of Internal Services Keith Cordrey said "While unfortunate, this event prompted the review of many processes within the department.This review resulted in significant process improvements in both assets and employee safety."

Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 410-548-3165 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers will pay up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrest.

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