Police: Bank employees sickened by potentially tainted money

Newark police say that the incident happened at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 380 Lyons Ave.

Matt Trapani

May 3, 2023, 2:36 AM

Updated 436 days ago

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Several people reported feeling sick after a man came into a Newark bank with potentially tainted money.
Newark police say that the incident happened at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 380 Lyons Ave.
They say that a man came into the bank and handed a teller cash that had been tainted with an unknown substance. The bank was evacuated when employees reported that they were feeling sick.
Officials say that three employees were taken to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for evaluation.
A spokesperson for the police department says that no further information was available.


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