HE PROVED HIS LOYALTY

HE PROVED HIS LOYALTY

An employee of an import-export company in Egypt gets top marks for loyalty, if nothing else.

Reuters, quoting the Al-Akhbar newspaper in Cairo, reports that the employee had been sent retrieve a rubber check the company had given a factory. He gave the factory owner a briefcase he said contained cash, and the factory owner handed him the check.The employee promptly ate the check, washing it down with a glass of water, on the theory that consuming the evidence of financial chicanery would make life easier for his boss.

Unfortunately, it didn't matter. The suitcase contained blank paper, not cash. The employee and his boss were charged with fraud and jailed.