A German woman's attempt to buy an Audi by virtue of her printed banknotes left the car dealership employees bewildered.
The accused, a 20-year-old woman, had apparently walked into a car dealership store in the southwestern German city of Kaiserslautern on Friday with a mindset to buy a car with her bundle of banknotes she had printed at home. However, her efforts at bluffing her way to the purchase of the car were thwarted when one of the employees was able to detect her fake currency notes.
Recounting the incident, an employee revealed that after choosing an Audi A3 2013 model, the con woman had walked up to the counter and pulled out the easily recognizable fake money worth 15,000 euros.
Bemused at the show of fake currency, the employee jokingly had asked if she was perhaps looking to play monopoly. Doubting her intentions the employee then went on to call the police who arrived and arrested the woman. Following her arrest, a search of her apartment was carried out whereby it was found out that the woman had created the notes with a commercial inkjet printer.
In its most recent report on counterfeit euros in Germany, Federal Criminal Police (BKA) said that 54,000 counterfeit cases were reported in 2018, with 99,900 banknotes amounting to more than €17 million pulled from circulation.