Posts Tagged ‘Royal Canadian Mint’

‘Dirty Money’

October 8, 2016

“If you want to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold coins from the ‘Royal Canadian Mint’, it’s not that hard really. Here’s how you do it. First, get a job at the Mint. Second, stick the gold coins, clinically speaking, “up your bum”. Third, walk out.

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“That’s more or less how 35-year-old local Ottawa man, Leston Lawrence, allegedly did it and he tiptoed away with $180,000 in gold, the Mint thinks. They think that’s the case because they’re not actually sure how much is gone, nor are they totally sure Lawrence took it, but they’re pretty sure. And for now, that’s going to have to be enough. (more…)