Bernard Madoff ordered the transfer of £100 Million ($150M)from his UK company to his US firm weeks before he confessed of a $50 billion fraud.

The attempted transaction emerged after officials found about 100 signed checks worth over $173 million in Mr. Madoff's office.

Madoff requested the move of £100m on November 12, according to the Financial Times. He told his U.K. company he was nervous about sterling and wanted to move the money into US Treasury bonds.

Madoff has been accused a fraud by perpetrating a Ponzi scheme through his securities company. He is currently under house arrest at his Manhattan penthouse.