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$500,000 Buried in Backyard Where Armored Trucker Lived

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 Wrapped bundles of $20 and $100 bills found buried in a California backyard. (Twitter)

By    |   Thursday, 08 Oct 2015 11:19 AM

More than $500,000 in $20 and $100 bills in neatly wrapped bundles was dug out of the backyard of a Southern California home where an armored truck driver used to live.

The cash was dug up on Wednesday by the FBI acting on a tip in the case of Cesar Yanez who has admitted to making off with $1 million in a 2014 heist of a Loomis armored truck, reported The Associated Press. 

The bundles of money were found inside a trash bin buried in the yard of Yanez's former home in Fontana, said an FBI spokesman.

Yanez, 38, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy and bank robbery for the Loomis armored truck job. He was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.

His fellow driver, Aldo Vega, 28, of Pomona, also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

Yanez's wife, Leticia Yanez, and a family friend, Jovita Guzman, face trial in March.

At the time of Yanez's sentencing, only $115,000 had been recovered, most of it from the Fontana house, and U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II said he suspected Yanez knew where the rest was hidden. About $300,000 is still missing.

Prosecutors say the money was part of a multimillion-dollar shipment being delivered to a Bank of America branch in Los Angeles when Yanez and Vega stopped their truck in a restaurant parking lot.

They removed the $1 million and hid it in a trash can, authorities said, adding they believe Yanez's wife picked it up.

They believe Guzman, 40, of San Bernardino, delivered some of it to Vega.


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