Two smartly-dressed men armed with forged bond certificates worth trillions of euros have been caught while trying to talk their way into the Vatican’s bank,
….trillions. That’s like 20, 30 % of all euro bonds in circulation.
telling Swiss guards they had an appointment at the bank, which has been dogged by scandals over the years. When bank staff said they had no record of an appointment,
At least try to make an appointment….
The two men, Lt Col Cardia, said, were likely planning to use the certificates to fraudulently open a line of credit at the bank.
“We noticed the grammar of the English used on the certificates was full of mistakes – it looked like they had been written using Google Translate,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “Searching their hotel room we found the seals used to forge the bond certificates.”
Not a high level fraud then…..
Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, ….. added, “I don’t think we’re talking about a plot by criminal masterminds….”
No. I get similar stuff every couple of weeks. Last one was gold certificates for 200,000 tonnes of gold from the Phillipines (the remains of that story Marcos used to tell). The guy hoping I would help him, sell the stuff was most put out to be told that that’s more than all the gold that’s ever been mined.