It's taken several months, but a business owner in Fairmont, North Carolina, will finally get his $107,702.66 that was seized by police in July 2014. The man was also seeking to be reimbursed $20,000 in legal and accountant fees.
The man owns L&M convenience store in Fairmont. The crime in which he was accused was that he intentionally broke up his business deposits so that they would be under the $10,000 threshold where they have to be reported to the government. The civil forfeiture policy allowed the police to seize the man's life savings. The business owner never faced any charges, but it was up to him to prove that there was no crime committed in order for him to get his money back.