Advertisements OK, now we know that she really did take all the money...my question is: Why did they put it back? (instead of, say, burning it) When all the marshals went down to the cage to look for the money and didn't find it, the conclusion that they seemed to draw was that the money was sent back to the bank which then went under. Fine. Perhaps the question of how one bill got into circulation after all these years was still unanswered, but it's no big deal. The focus of the investigation would shift to who in the bank got the money and what happened to it. Certainly no one would have been looking towards Winona as a criminal. But now that they put the money back, all that has to happen is for the cage guy to open the new box and find all the money. He'll probably realize that it was the money that all the marshals were looking for and (presumably) tell them that he found it. But then, Winona has a big problem. The marshals (and Secret Service) will then wonder how one bill got from the cage into the pocket of the bank robber. Take the fact that Winona works in the building with the money and add in that she was at the (new) bank when it was robbed and all of a sudden she could be in trouble.