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Florida woman, 78, busted for not declaring $41k cash on departure

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deejo77

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I know the rules are there to stop money laundering, tax evasion ect but what would she have gotten if she had just declared it and told the truth? example being made of her?
 

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In the US one needs to declare cash over $10k, on arrival as well as on departure. 'Cash' includes bank cheques. I've done that with a legit reason. Form has to be filled out. Over.


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She knew she was doing the wrong thing and lied multiple times when she has the opportunity to come clean.

If she doesn't have understand the basic requirement to abide by the law at 78 then she never will.
 

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Yep. Little sympathy from me. She knew the rules (and allegedly admitted she did), and knew what she was doing was illegal.

In Australia it is likely the money wouldn't be forfeited - and it is possible she will be able to keep it.

Regardless of how much you 'trust' border security, 'wiring of money' and many other things, this does not protect you if you break the law.
 

opusman

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Worth pointing out that in Australia and USA it's not actually illegal to take more than $10K with you, you just need to declare it.
 

JohnK

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She knew she was doing the wrong thing and lied multiple times when she has the opportunity to come clean.

If she doesn't have understand the basic requirement to abide by the law at 78 then she never will.
People do it all the time.

I know someone who brought ~AUD60,000 back into the country. In shoes, socks, sewn into jacket pockets etc. And not just once.
 

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Anybody notice the declaration limits have never gone up? (Well at least not for a while)

Same with Duty free limits.
 
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