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Mexican Fortune

After engaging in an ill-advised stock market scheme, an employee of a Tulsa heavy equipment firm made off with several hundred thousand dollars in company funds to cover his losses, then panicked and fled the country.

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After engaging in an ill-advised stock market scheme, an employee of a Tulsa heavy equipment firm made off with several hundred thousand dollars in company funds to cover his losses, then panicked and fled the country.

Desperate company officials brought in Gary Glanz to locate him and recover the money. Tracking the man down to a hotel in Mexico City where he was living with his family, Glanz persuaded the embezzler to hand over the loot. The surprised thief responded by leading Glanz to a steamer trunk containing $1.5 million in Mexican currency, explaining he had converted the embezzled money to pesos when he headed south of the border.

Glanz took custody of the trunk, immediately escorting it for safekeeping overnight to the American Embassy – much to the surprise of the Marine guards stationed outside. The next day, he oversaw its delivery to a Mexico City bank, where it was converted back to American currency and transferred by wire to a U.S. bank.

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About The Firm

The Wall Street Journal calls him “The Super Sleuth” —and with good reason. For more than 40 years, Tulsa private investigator Gary Glanz has been solving major crimes, locating missing people, recovering tens of millions of dollars in cash and other valuable materials and securing priceless art collections—all with a flair, and a sense of professionalism and discretion that have earned him an international reputation. Originally making a name for himself as one of the youngest detectives in the history of the Tulsa Police Department, where he received numerous awards and citations, Glanz left the police department in 1967 to establish his own private investigative firm. Gary G...

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