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Swiss Mystery: Someone Keeps Flushing €500 Bank Notes Down The Toilet
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Swiss Mystery: Someone Keeps Flushing €500 Bank Notes Down The Toilet
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-18...own-toilet

Quote:While there are several comments one can make here, "dirty money", "flush with cash" and "flushing money down the toilet" certainly coming to mind, perhaps the ECB was on to something when it warned that €500 "Bin Laden" bills (which it has since discontinued to print) tend to be used by criminals.

The reason for this is that in recent weeks, Swiss prosecutors have been gripped by a mystery, trying to figure out why someone tried to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS.

And not just once.

The first €500 bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to a report in Tribune de Geneve confirmed by the city prosecutor’s office. A few days later, Bloomberg adds that more banknotes turned up in toilets at three nearby restaurants, requiring thousands of francs in plumbing repairs to unclog the pipes. Indeed, AP adds that at one pizzeria, police were informed after the clogged toilet had overflowed

In all, police have extracted tens of thousands of euros in soiled bills, many of which appear to have been cut with scissors.

While destroying banknotes isn’t a crime in Switzerland, “there must be something behind this story,” said Henri Della Casa, a spokesman for the Geneva Prosecutor’s Office. “That’s why we started an investigation.” He declined to discuss the case further.

Della Casa said the origins of the cash were unknown. Predictably, UBS declined to comment on the incident at its branch on the Rue de la Corraterie in downtown Geneva.

According to AP, preliminary clues from an investigation suggest that the cash "dump" once belonged to unnamed “Spanish women who had placed the loot in a Geneva vault several years ago,” the report said.
09-18-2017 04:16 PM
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Sorry guys. I'm so rich I don't know what to do with it anymore.

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09-18-2017 04:50 PM
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Sorry.

^ EDIT: Shit. We're both doing this?

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OP's username fits the bill(s).

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Thats NOT how you launder money!
09-18-2017 06:17 PM
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(09-18-2017 04:16 PM)IveBeenFramed Wrote:  more banknotes turned up in toilets at three nearby restaurants, requiring thousands of francs in plumbing repairs to unclog the pipes

OK why didn't they pay the plumber with the money from the pipes?

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(09-18-2017 08:48 PM)Kona Wrote:  
(09-18-2017 04:16 PM)IveBeenFramed Wrote:  more banknotes turned up in toilets at three nearby restaurants, requiring thousands of francs in plumbing repairs to unclog the pipes

OK why didn't they pay the plumber with the money from the pipes?

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09-18-2017 09:01 PM
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It was (them).
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(09-18-2017 04:54 PM)John Michael Kane Wrote:  OP's username fits the bill(s).

(09-18-2017 09:04 PM)Suits Wrote:  It was (them).

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Government employees are threatened by the competition from private actors so now there is an investigation.
09-19-2017 05:25 AM
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Naturally, it has emerged that it was two women, literally flushing money down the toilet.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/flush-with-...1505756109

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09-19-2017 07:12 AM
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(09-19-2017 07:12 AM)Jetset Wrote:  Naturally, it has emerged that it was two women, literally flushing money down the toilet.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/flush-with-...1505756109

Paywall. Any idea what these two were up to?

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09-19-2017 09:09 AM
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(09-19-2017 09:09 AM)Aurini Wrote:  Paywall. Any idea what these two were up to?

Shit. I didn't catch that.

No, but once they found out the police were looking for them, they offered to pay for the plumbing repairs through their attorney.

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http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017...drain.html

Nobody knows nothing, there's an investigation.

Why not burn the cash?

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