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Classification 87: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

This classification was established in 1934 due to passage of the National Stolen Property Act. The interstate transportation of stolen property valued at $5,000 or more was the basic criterion for FBI investigation. In 1939 forged securities and forged checks were included. In 1956 the Bureau expanded its area of investigation to include all stolen property valued at $50,000 or more regardless of whether it crossed state lines.

The Bureau emphasizes investigations of confidence operations involving several persons, international jewel thieves, and professional burglars. Investigations of theft of property valued less than $5,000 are left to local law enforcement agencies.

NARA ARC descriptions of holdings for Classification 87: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

Record GroupNARA IdentifierSeries Title
65568684 Classification 87 (Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property) Released Under The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts

Some records under Classification 87: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA's Special Access Program at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov with your reference request.

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