Friday 28 August 2009

"Putpockets" give Londoners a Little Extra Cash

Aware that people are suffering in the economic crisis, 20 former pickpockets have turned over a new leaf and are now trawling London's tourist sites slipping money back into unsuspecting pockets
Anything from £5 to £20 is being surreptitiously deposited in unguarded pockets or open handbags in Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and other busy spots.
Following a trial run in London ending this weekend, a national roll-out of the £100,000 giveaway will start next week …..Presumably, some of the budget is being set aside to rescue those 'not-quite-reformed' donors who get caught 'un-picking' the wrong pocket!

Hopefully, this injection of funds will not only stimulate shopping activity over the weekend, but will also compensate somewhat for the money being picked from the other pocket by those real experts, the bankers and the tax-man…

Have a long, wallet-held weekend, from the Namnews Team!

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