The Financial Police Arrest a man for Failing to Print and Issue Receipts to Customers

by John Galt
May 21, 2012 15:00 ET


A sneak peek into America’s future perhaps?


Imagine your son or daughter working a part time job at a local restaurant as a cashier. The customers usually don’t ask for a copy of their receipts so the habit has been to throw them away. Suddenly, your son or daughter is arrested by one of the customers who identifies himself as an undercover officer for the U.S. Treasury Department Financial Police.


Crazy sounding isn’t it?


No, it’s reality everyday if you live in a nation like Greece. From the newspaper Ekathimerini today:


Cafe manager detained for failing to issue receipts


A 23-year-old man who was managing a cafeteria in the Nea Smyrni neighborhood of Athens was arrested on Sunday for failing to issue receipts for 240 euros’ worth of food and drink sold to customers.


The arrest came during inspections on several establishments in the area by financial police.


The 39-year-old owner of the cafe is being sought.


Coming to the United States soon enough or perhaps a lemonade stand near you.

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