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Theft at Dutch banknote printer Royal Johan Enschedé
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:46:23 AM »
The Dutch police and Public Prosecution Service are currently conducting an investigation to the theft of sheets of mainly 50 euro banknotes at Royal Johan Enschedé in Haarlem, the Netherlands. For the last 2 years, employees of the company have been stealing large quanitities of banknotes. Some of these notes were not yet in the final stage of production and so did not yet have serial numbers on them. So far I have not yet seen any of these notes appear on the market.

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Re: Theft at Dutch banknote printer Royal Johan Enschedé
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 01:47:54 PM »
Somewhat scary. Sure, this year the new €50 note will be presented (and probably start circulating in 2017), but of course the older ones would stay around for quite a while. Do you know whether any other features - apart from the serial number - are missing?

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Re: Theft at Dutch banknote printer Royal Johan Enschedé
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 08:59:55 AM »
In an interview in the local newspaper "Haarlems Dagblad" (Paywall) the director of the printing house, Jos van Leeuwen, says that the theft took place 7 or 8 years ago. It was only last year after a stocktaking that they found out that something had happened. Both employees involved in the theft had already been fired following reorganizations. They have not been detained by the police. Before this was known, the European Central Bank had already informed the printing house that it should increase its security. New CCTV cameras were installed and a concrete collar was build over the buildings.

The director didn't want to confirm that the serial numbers on the notes are missing. He also didn't want to say the quantity of money that was stolen, only that it wasn't millions of euros.