A Father and daughter who set out to con stalwart British investors of their hard earned winnings, have been charged with countless counts of fraud in differing flavours, today.
At their arraignment in Florida, Issac Troublestein, 72, and Ishaboo, 25, explained: "We were playing monopoly and wondered if the Brits were truly as gullible as President Bush claimed."
The Troublesteins set up a fake company to sell the Liberty Bell, and the Statue of Liberty.
Looking forlorn, white haired Issac, added, "We did it to donate to the Republican war chest. Neither Ishaboo or I want a Clinton or an Obama in office. Frankly we were amazed when we opened the bank statement and found the Brits had sent us fifteen millions dollars. Ishaboo printed and sent out the certificates the next morning. Can't those Brits take a joke?"
"Joke?" Jack Smith - of the Yorkshire Smiths, commented. "It's no joke when you sell your herd of prize winning Friesians to buy a Liberty Bell, and it never arrives."
"Those Yorkshire Smiths are quite balmy!" John Smith - of the Lancastrian smiths, said. "Selling his herd for a bell? I've never 'erd owt so daft! I've invested in the left foot of the Statue of Liberty. It's due to arrive any minute."
The Troublesteins, bailed for $20, were unavailable for comment. Their spokesperson said they had just put the Empire State Building on EBay, and were waiting for a bid flood.