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Employees involved in embezzlement schemes almost always think one of two things: “nobody will notice” or “I’ll just borrow this and pay it back later”.

Those embezzling from banks probably never thought seriously about the scheme dreamed up by five Chinese men though … “Hey, why don’t we steal money from the vault, then buy lotto tickets so we can get rich AND pay back the bank!”

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After a couple thousand failed lottery tickets, you’d expect these men to realize the folly of their ways. Two of the men were managers at the bank, so they obviously couldn’t have been THAT dumb … but they still ended up stealing over $6.7 Million and spending over $6.1 Million of the money on lotto tickets.

Once they even won a smaller jackpot of about $100,000, so they put that money back in the vault but just went back to their old plot in hopes of hitting it real big.

via Yahoo News

2 Responses to “One of the craziest bank robbery plots ever”

  1. on 27 Jul 2007 at 4:49 pm Alpaca The Awesome

    Moral: Don’t buy Chinese lottery tickets.

  2. on 27 Jul 2007 at 7:42 pm matt

    Invest in savings bonds? Psshht. Too boring. I want a bank manager who knows how to roll the dice.

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