But what if they would find out that there is MORE stained money found in the debris than there was inside?
In what way would that benefit a thief to leave money, stained or not, at a crime scene?
I left open the option "just for lulz". Yes, not everyone personally benefits from causing confusion.
Sounds to me like either a source for lulz or a way to wash (somehow literally) dirty money. (with a little inside help of course)
Nevermind. I didn't realize you were the actors in Office Space that had to look up the dictionary definition of money laundering.
Money laundering only works if you get the "clean" money back after it's been "laundered". If you have a guy on the inside that would get the money after it's been replaced, whether it's extra or not, it's not money laundering. It's just plain theft. And you wouldn't even need to go through hassle of laundering it, they would just steal it to begin with.
I even wrote "literally" laundring it - like removing stains.
And there is a huge difference if your inside man is replacing extra money: it won't be missed, lowering the risk of detection.
Sorry I'm not comming up with laid out plans for the perfect crime as a response to a