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November 17, 2016
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July 14, 2000
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August 2, 1966
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ST SAN Approved For Rq >_ .__u=UST 2,965 ,.' .-;,,.LnED HOME CPYRGHT - , .. por s e to police the theft home, managed to distract Army in an Office of Stra- -..'. ~.amc:,ds and sapphires from his home on the ttenti f h o r r V I! `w+} J e e -po ice. WAS:=NG' ON, D.C: - Ti.,; ;heft cl' more than $26,000 'Both Mrs. Tofte end I were in jewels the home of a nigh ranking officer of the temporarily absent. The ma- Central n c?_;i'-ence Agency (CIA) is creating major prob-, terial was being guarded by le ns or C.. _ -ector Richard Helms. my mother-in-law. Personnel no my mot er- tegic Services obtained U.S. `' or in-law, and roamed the house cltize 1943 s ip m ?ceiy formerly c Anoka, Minn., for a period of time. No war- n was a key figure in `i told an insurance investiga- Tofte rant or other official. identi- the planning and staging of tor that Mrs. Tofte's ?jewels fication was displayed at the ~~ the successful CIA opera- were stolen during the same time. tiors in Guatemala. He took period that CIA security of. "I found later that the cIA part In the planning and ar- ficers were in their home at material, some private and ;angements for the Bay of i6 7 Thirty Fifth . Street, personal property, and Mrs. gigs but was one of those Tofte's study, they found CIA papers. "On Sunday, 24 July, 1966, the material in question was removed fron-. my premises under agency (CIA) supervi- ,IA ?IJWtl w me at Lne, time 1 British commandos, and after :..;s V. _' te, r rmer Mason City, Iowa, business- of this writirio entered my a tour in the United States of:icer ha C re t d Approved For Release 2000/08/0 , N.W., Washington, D.C., on ' Tofte's valuable jewelry were Iwho was vocal in warning a security check involving f ?'? from IU premises," against it in?the light of what CIA papers that Tofte had taken home. "It had been taken there uy me for the purpose of homework," Tofte reported to police. "This is customary for executives and senior personnel in key positions, as well as employes of cer- tain ranks and responsibili- ties." TWO`'CiA investigators, posing as a .man and woman j trying to root or buy a home, entered ti 7e Tofte home on July 23, while he and his wife were away. They persuaded Mrs. Charlotte Leister, moth- er-in-law of Tofte, to permit them to look around. 1? On the third floor, In 11' Tofte stated, ie considered poor prepara- BEFORE Tofte had re- ons and morale of Cuban turned home to learn that ! refugee groups who were to the CIA documents and jew- elry were missing, he was contacted by CIA personnel investigators and was es- corted to the CIA headquar- ters at Langley, Va., for ex- tensive questioning of matter to th~ police because of CIA Implications. It is reported th..t Tofte has learned .:,ie identity of tho-CIA security officers who turned those names over to, insurance investigators. Tofte, born in Denmark, was a member of the Danish underground, worked with take part. , TOFI'E HAS b e e n in- formed by his superiors that there was no, evidence that he had "cc. :omised" any of the CI,-. japers in his posse_ssinn However he has group o u,vez>ugatoro under the supervision of a "Mr, Hank Shor" who was not further identified. "I requested to see my chief supervisor, Mr. Tracy Barnes, and later the agen- cy's legal counsel Mr. Law- rence Houston in view of the bizarre circumstances surrounding the proceedings,'; Tofte told police. - Although Tofte was a $25,000-a-year officer with r jewelry. ? ? close personal relationship with Helms, Barnes, , and ouston, he was unable to see Barnes or Houston for several, days during which he been informed that having classified agency papers in his home represented a vio- lation of agency rules that could be grounds for dis- charge. Tofte has indicates he :.. tends to fight any discharge effort, and he has also served notice that he wants "the best insurance investi- gators _in the business" to The $20,000 in jewelry is reported to be ?a part of about - $100,000 in' jewelry Mrs. ? Tofte owns. It is in- cured for $25,000 "because .at is about all she wears or He saw Barnes on Thurs. 1 X' out, tit any one time." I, ay, July 28, for a brief noon ?,? eetincr and was permitted CP i3 HTth Houston in 1 at'ternnan of Frirav OF E `: '. S reported by :ends "outra ,u11 and had be. ved th t he and his wi% 4lASRMR-A5-0QOffi 0 040029001.478