Now, with a little (only little) more time on my hands, while all this farce is going on, I use it to “polish” my interpreting skills even further, by spending more time watching Polish TV, with particular attention to anything, that might contain legal terms. This evening, while engrossed in reading very well thought out comments on this page, I picked up a news item (Polsat TV – Wydarzenia, 23.02.2012) that really made me smile, and I wish to share it with you all here.
The story takes place in Poland, over the last week-end, and the Bank wished not to declare its identity.
“An unscrupulous criminal has used a stolen ID to open a business bank account. Part of the service was the use of the wall deposit box, reserved for the trusted and valued customers. After a couple of low value, genuine transactions on the account, the individual (CCTV image shown) deposited, in an unusual (not transparent) black bag, paper shredding. This, he did last Friday afternoon, hence The Police believe that he must have had insider information, that the deposits will not be checked until Monday, declaring that he has deposited 1.5 million EUR. As soon as the declared money appeared on his account that afternoon, he promptly purchased gold bars to the aforementioned value, and collected immediately. An arrest warrant has been issued.”
Now, I thought, the charge? The answer came in a lightning – First Degree Blatancy!
I thought, that in the 21st century, things like this could not happen! How wrong!