France: Two Chinese tourists arrested on suspicion of forgery after paying hotel bill with €1 coins

Posted on October 15, 2013 • Filed under: France, Tourist Arrested

The Local France reports that two Chinese tourists in Paris found themselves in hot water recently with anti-fraud authorities. After paying their €70 hotel bill in €1 coins, police found €3,700 in change in their possession, and arrested them on suspicion of forgery. The two tourists, aged 29 and 30 had been staying in a hotel in Bagnolet, in the Seine-Saint-Denis suburb of the French capital. When the time came to settle their bill, hotel management ended up calling the police. The pair hadn’t run out without paying, though. Their offense was attempting to use a massive pile of €1 coins as payment. Read article

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