So I was watching an episode of the 60s Batman TV show this morning, and Zelda robbed a bank. This got me thinking.
When a bank is robbed, their insurance/FDIC will replace the cash that was stolen. However, that cash the robbers now possess is still within circulation. So does the Federal Reserve not print more to replace it so as to not devalue the dollar? Do they have a number "built in" to their printing guidelines per year?
In the show it was $100,000, though it was 1966. Hypothetically, what would happen if hundreds of millions or a few billions of dollars were stolen?