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Cheques worth $500 mn found at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:21

Washington: A worshipper has found an envelope containing 507 cheques at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The man came to the wall to pray for financial security, and found an envelope filled with cheques that added up to 500 million dollars at the site, the Jerusalem Post reports.

There were a total of 507 cheques in the envelope, signed and written for about one million dollars each.

According to the New York Daily News, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, who oversees the Wall, said most of them were Nigerian, but some came from the United States, Europe and Asia.

The cheques were not addressed to anyone, and they probably cannot be cashed in.

The man, working through a lawyer, took the envelope to the police. A spokesperson said the police were investigating whether the cheques were forged.

This is not the first time such holy cheques have surfaced.

Rabinovitch said he has found cheques in the Wall’s charity boxes before, mostly written by worshippers from Africa. All of those cheques bounced, the report added.


First Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 09:52

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