Czech President Vaclav Klaus is going viral on the Internet after making a not-so-smooth move during his visit to Chile. A video taken on 4 April shows Klaus slipping a ceremonial pen into his pocket during a news conference with his host, President Sebastian Pinera.
Czech television broadcast the video with red circles and arrows highlighting the pen. A spokesman for Klaus on Tuesday dismissed the media storm caused by the video, saying the pen was “a common pen with a logo of the state or office, which presidents and members of their delegation receive during state visits”. In fact, the pens are encrusted with semi-precious Chilean lapiz lazuili stones. However, a Pinera spokeswoman said the president’s guests were free to take them.
I think he didn't steal anything, may be, he just collects pens!?
Colombian police with fake 100-dollar bills in Cali, where during a police operation were seized fake notes worth 2.5 million dollars.
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Counterfeiting of the currency of the United States is widely attempted. According to the United States Department of Treasury, an estimated 70 million counterfeit dollars are believed to be in circulation, or approximately $1 in counterfeits for every $12,500 in genuine currency.