Honor system at police donut shop

The Index-Journal (Greenwood, South Carolina) - Aug 10, 1960

Police Honor System Only $15.64 Short
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — At the police headquarters coffee shop, the Police Relief Assn. reported in its monthly publication: "The honor system of paying for doughnuts and rolls accounted for a loss of only $15.64 during May."
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 21, 2015
     Category: Police and Other Law Enforcement | 1960s

Thieves hiding in plane sight. Embedded?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/21/15 at 10:24 AM
Well anyone who has lived in Cali knows the San Diego Cops are more trustworthy.
Posted by GFinKS on 12/21/15 at 10:43 AM
Thats roughly $125 in current dollars!
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 12/21/15 at 11:56 AM
Donuts were about $0.50 a dozen in 1960, so $15.64 is almost exactly a dozen a day. In real terms, that means only one cop wasn't paying for his.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/21/15 at 01:09 PM
The wording "a loss of only" implies that the amount has been higher in the past. Perhaps the news isn't as bad as it seems for the month of March.
Posted by KDP on 12/21/15 at 05:48 PM
Geesh, that's pretty bad! Too bad there wasn't someone who knew how to investigate and find the culprit.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/21/15 at 08:59 PM
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