German toilet attendant caught 'up to her knees' in small change

26th of August 2013
German toilet attendant caught 'up to her knees' in small change

A German toilet attendant faces tax evasion charges after investigators found her garage was knee-deep in 40,000 euros worth of small change.

Investigators looking into whether the unnamed woman was dodging tax payments opened her garage door in Bonn to see it piled high with one, two, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.

Adding up to over 40,000 euros and weighing 1.4 tonnes, the money was reportedly tips gathered by her 60-strong team of toilet attendants.

Despite washroom users usually only dropping a few cents as a thank you, employees allegedly had to pay their toilet-baron boss 50 euros per day from their tips. Investigators heard how she would cruise across the country in a Mercedes collecting it, leaving toilets with buckets full of change.

According to reports the woman would put the coins through a machine at home which sorted them into rolls for the bank. This was until it broke, leaving her with ever-growing piles of change.

Life had been good for the businesswoman who had bought herself an expensive house with the cleaning company cash. But the bubble burst when she had an argument with an employee. The pair started fighting in a toilet, prompting onlookers to call the police. When officers arrived alarm bells rang about how her attendant empire, which had been running since 2004, functioned.



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