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French central bank staff in stolen euros saga

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Two employees from France’s central bank have been arrested on suspicion of stealing nearly 2 million euros of used notes, that were set to be destroyed.

The pair have been charged with theft and receiving stolen goods.

Its thought they buried some 500,000 euros in a household garden, whilst authorities reportedly found a further 1.3 million euros stashed in a bag at another property.

It’s believed some of the notes were burned by the culprits.

The two suspects remain in detention, with French police also questioning their wives, before later released them.

In August two employees of the bank were allegedly sacked after bags full of old euros disapeared.