Monday smile – Flush with cash

In September, Reuters reported that prosecutors in Geneva, Switzerland were making investigations after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes.

“The first blockage occurred in the toilet serving the vault at UBS bank in Geneva’s financial district, and three nearby bistros found their facilities bunged up with 500-euro notes a few days later.”

Key points from this case:

  • neither throwing money away nor blocking a toilet is apparently a crime in Geneva: the prosecutor’s office was quoted as saying “The fact that you put money into toilets is weird, but not criminal.”
  • the same spokesman said “”This is a strange story,” he said. “It does not happen often.” 🙂 🙂
  • there was no immediate reason to think it was dirty money 🙂

Read more on the Reuters website here.

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