Two expats fool citizen into making cash with ink, flee

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: When a Kuwaiti who is believed to be in his 50s filed a complaint with the Bayan Police Station accusing two Europeans of African origin of selling him 13 imitation watches for KD 50,000, police investigations revealed the man was telling lies, reports Al-Anba daily.

Police investigations showed the Kuwaiti met the two men in a hotel and they persuaded him to buy 50,000 black papers the size of KD 20 banknotes, which according to them would turn into Kuwaiti dinars ‘in a few days’.

The suspects demonstrated how the whole thing works and applied some kind of ink on two black papers which after applying the ink turned into KD 20 notes.

To confirm this, the man went to a money exchange and changed the money into other currency. Now convinced that the ink works, he fell for the ploy and bought the 50,000 black papers for KD 13,000 and ink worth KD 10,000.

He applied the ink on the papers and waited for a few days but when the color did not change he felt he was duped and went to the police station and filed a fake complaint. Police records show the suspects have already left the country immediately after selling their merchandize.

By Munaif Nayef/Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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