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Is there a bait money requirement?

Is there a statute or regulation that still specifically requires us to stock teller drawers with bait money, or is entirely optional?

Answer by Andy Zavoina:

208.61(c)(2) lists required security devices. Bait money, while possibly being a part of your policy, is not on this list.


Answer by Dana Turner:

Please search the Security Forum threads for "bait money" for a variety of questions and responses about this topic. Andy's correct -- there is no such requirement. Many of us in the security field suggest that you might like to do away with bait money -- and "bill traps" -- entirely. I believe that there are better things for you to do than chase the bills -- and bait money only contributes to less than 1% of all bank robbery captures (according to the FBI).

First published on 9/15/03

First published on 09/15/2003

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