Imagine receiving a US$500 tip from a Lebanese businessman for a work well-done. Now imagine instead of giving you five 100-dollar bills, he gives you a single 500-dollar bill:
When a Malaysian hotel cleaner was tipped $500 by a high-rolling, self-proclaimed Lebanese “billionaire”, it seemed to good to be true.
Businessman Elie Youseef Najem’s generosity turned out to be his undoing. When police tipped off by the disappointed cleaner searched his hotel room they discovered $66 million in counterfeit bills. Among them were 60 $1 million bills and bundles of other $100,000 and $500 notes stashed in a black bag in his Kuala Lumpur room.
That’s alot of Monopoly money! The cleaner should have no immediately that the money was fake. I mean, we are on record of being the most stingiest people in the Middle East.