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When we arrived at boot camp, one of the first things they made us do was to create a money sheet. Basically, we were given a small sheet, and we had to log each bill we possessed, along with the unique numbers for each one. This was to ensure that no money was stolen.
We also had to log and track any money that was spent, and then repeat the process for any new bills that we received at commissary.
It was a pain in the butt to do, but looking back, I have to admit that it’s pretty ingenious. It certainly deterred any thieves from stealing because I don’t remember any money going missing during basic training.
Although, when your every move is being monitored, and you are sharing a dorm with 30 other guys, it’s probably pretty difficult to steal anything. I’m not sure as that stealing jive has never been my thing.
Unless we talking hearts and minds, I do like like to steal the hearts and minds of people. Lolz.