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78-Year-Old Busted at Airport With $41K in Bra, Girdle

78-Year-Old Busted at Airport With $41K in Bra, Girdle
Posted Monday, August 11th 2014 @ 4pm  by Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – A 78-year-old woman may lose nearly $41,000 earned from selling her home because she tried to smuggle it through Detroit Metro Airport—in her carry-on luggage, bra, and girdle, reports the Detroit Free Press. Customs officials became suspicious when Victoria Faren, traveling with her daughter in April, kept changing her story when asked how much money she had on her. The $200 she initially revealed quickly multiplied as officials discovered $8,000 crammed in wallets, $4,000 in a cloth sack, nearly $1,000 in sealed envelopes, $3,000 in Faren's shirt, $2,000 sewn into her bra strap, and—when authorities noticed a bulge in her backside—a whopping $21,000 in her girdle, according to ABC News.

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