$700K in gold dust missing: Pfizer’s gold dust missing in Missouri LabBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Dec 8, 2012 in Business, United States, World •
Pfizer‘s $700,000 in gold dust has gone missing from their St. Louis laboratory in Chesterfield, Missouri. The unaccounted $700K in gold dust was first reported missing by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, December 7, 2012.
Reports say that a Pfizer employee could not find the gold dust when he conducted an inventory at the laboratory.
Captain Steven Lewis, of the Chesterfield police department, explained that the Pfizer employee “went to check on it and found out there was a quantity missing.”
As of posting, Chesterfield police have not yet confirmed if the cache of gold dust, bought in 2011, was lost or stolen.
According to Pfizer, they will not provide any statement relative to the incident until the police completed their investigation. The Chesterfield laboratory is one of three Pfizer research sites in Missouri.
Steve Danehy, Pfizer spokesman, said that the company is “taking this matter very seriously and working closely with local law enforcement authorities.”
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