• Short Summary

    AN IDAHO BANK HAS MOUNTED A COSTLY OPERATION TO RE-ASSEMBLE CHEQUES WORTH MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS.

  • Description

    AN IDAHO BANK HAS MOUNTED A COSTLY OPERATION TO RE-ASSEMBLE CHEQUES WORTH MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS. THE CHEQUES WERE INADVERTENTLY SHREDDED BY A JANITOR BEFORE THEY HAD BEEN CREDITED TO THE PROPER ACCOUNTS.

    THE BANK IS EMPLOYING LOCAL STUDENTS ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE SOLVING OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE JIG-SAW IN THE WORLD. THIS FILM OF THEM AT WORK IS FROM THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY.

    SYNOPSIS: THIS MAY BE THE BIGGEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE JIGSAW PUZZLE IN THE WORLD. THESE PEOPLE WORK FOR THE FIRST SECURITY BANK OF IDAHO, AND THEY'RE PUTTING TORN UP CHEQUES TOGETHER. THE CHEQUES, WORTH MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS, WERE SHREDDED INADVERTENTLY A WEEK AGO BY A JANITOR, WHO MISTOOK THEM FOR TRASH AND PUT THEM INTO A SHREDDING MACHINE BEFORE THEY WERE CREDITED FOR THE PROPER ACCOUNTS.

    THE RESULT WAS MILLIONS OF PIECES OF PAPER, BIG PLASTIC BAGS FULL OF SCRAPS. BANK OFFICIALS RENTED SOME ROOMS NEXT DOOR TO THE BANK AND PUT EMPLOYEES IN CHARGE OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO RECONSTRUCT THE LOT. THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH HAD BEEN PUT TOGETHER AT THIS STAGE. THE ROOM IS CALLED THE SHREDDED. IT'S HOT BECAUSE OF AIR CONDITIONERS WOULD BLOW THE PAPER AWAY. THE PROJECT HAS COST ALMOST TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST WEEK, AND STILL HAS A MONTH TO GO. BANK OFFICIALS SAY IT'S WORTH IT, BUT THEY'RE PARTICULARLY EMBARRASSED BECAUSE IT HAPPENED AT THE MAIN OFFICE. AS FOR THE MAN WHO CAUSED IT ALL, HE'S NOW NO LONGER IN THE BANK'S EMPLOY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Y30HHUL004MYTARQZYBDQ8YK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Y30HHUL004MYTARQZYBDQ8YK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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