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Computer Bank Theft #51983

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Los Angeles computer consultant's attempt to steal necessary funds to invest in diamonds, using computer. FBI report mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Los Angeles, California) FBI display of $4 million worth of diamonds and some cash, reported to be part of $13 million worth of diamonds recovered during capture of computer consultant Stanley Mark Rifkin, noted. Details about theft of funds from Security Pacific Bank allegedly made by Rifkin, who had business in Los Angeles suburb given. Photo shown.[Security Pacific Bank spokesperson George MOODY - describes Rifkin's method of transferal of funds.] FBI report detailed with regard to Rifkin transferral of funds to Swiss bank account belonging to Soviet diamond trading company, using fake passport to go to Switzerland to purchase diamonds from Sovs. and smuggling them back to US. Beverly Hills police suspicion that Rifkin pawned some diamonds stated, accting. for all stolen funds, according to FBI statement, reported.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell (KGTV newsfilm)

Mitchell, Jim;
Robinson, Max

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