A former employee, Scott Schmitz, is accused of stealing stealing 5,619 quarters worth $1,400 and $1,000 worth in bills from cash machines of a local car wash.
Well, that was more than 71 pounds of quarters!
In searching Schmitz's home and car, police confiscated two containers filled with quarters, totaling over $100; several clear plastic bags; twist ties; and a broken lock, according the report. In investigating the crime, police learned Schmitz was drinking at a home near the area of the burglary that night. A beer can ? the same brand he was drinking that night ? was found at the scene, according to the report. (fldreporter)
It is also mentioned in the news that in the week following the burglary, Schmitz, who didn't have a job, bought a car and was seen purchasing items using only quarters.