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Holiday Spending Money: $3 Million

December 14, 2011

This story is about something else – a robbery? The New York Mets? Lady Gaga? – we can’t remember. We read this part and forgot everything else:

Members of an armed gang are on trial after they’ve been charged with stealing millions from the Dubai royal family. The £2million heist ($3,099,000) was the royal family’s “holiday spending money” set aside for its visit to London on June 24.

They went to the bank – just like you or I would – to get some cash out for, you know, “holiday spending money.” Three. Million. Dollars. Cash. Because they could be walking down the street on their “holiday,” and one of the kids might suddenly express a desire for ice cream, and seven or eight Rolls Royce’s. Kids! You’ve got to be ready!

Argle bargle…

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