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Chicago, Illinois / Computer Bank Heist #321241

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) First National Bank of Chicago spokesperson quoted re: attempted computer heist. Govt. noted filing charges against seven men and arresting four for attempt to steal millions through series of unauthorized computer transactions. Authorities noted asserting that some of those arrested were bank empls. who illegally used secret bank codes. [US Attorney Anton VALUKAS - comments on transfers.] Scheme illustration; details given. Merrill Lynch noted discovering discrepancy in Chicago account and alerting bank. [Bank spokesperson Emile GODFREY - comments on situation.] Experts quoted with regard to vulnerability of computerized banking system. [Banking expert Jim McCOLLOM - says money not real until can be withdrawn.] Scenes shown from "Cagney and Lacey". (Artist: Marcia Danits)

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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