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Mystery surrounds flushed money in Geneva

By T.K. Randall
September 19, 2017 · Comment icon 5 comments



Why would someone stuff banknotes down the toilet ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Lionel Allorge
An unknown individual has been flushing thousands of euros down the toilet and nobody knows why.
Authorities in Switzerland have been left scratching their heads after it was discovered that someone had been flushing large wads of shredded 500-euro notes down public lavatories.

The notes were found inside toilets and washbasins at three restaurants as well as at a nearby bank.

One report has suggested that the money may have belonged to a "Spanish women who placed it in a safe-deposit box several years ago", however their motive for disposing of it remains unclear.
It is possible that the move may have something to do with new upcoming legislation requiring Swiss banks to share more information about clients with world governments.

It is also possible that the money may have been stolen.

"This is a strange story," said Vincent Derouand of the Geneva Prosecutors' Office.

"It does not happen often."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker 5 years ago
It's well known for money laundering isn't it, probably/ someone didn't quite understand what it meant and thought you could do it in the washbasin 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Susanc241 5 years ago
Money down the drain, if you ask me! Sorry, couldn't resist.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ROGER 5 years ago
You can buy shredded bank notes . They are  novelty items . 
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
I guess the shredded bills were confirmed as genuine?  I guess the person forgot money is made from cotton, rayon and a few other study and fibers that don't diddolve easily in water or much of anything else.  Either that or he's a complete wacko, excuse me, eccentric individual.  Maybe some relatives are fighting over his money so he's getting rid of it in this eccentric, I mean crazy manner.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Parsec 5 years ago
I guess they already checked if the banknotes are signed and their serial numbers.    I reckon someone had to quickly get rid of uncomfortable money. 


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