Police in Zaragoza, Spain are hunting for a thief who has made off with a pile of black bin bags, stuffed with 500 Euro notes, from a convent in the city.
Spanish detectives are puzzled as to how a group of nuns came to be in possession of so much money. They quickly discounted drug running or arms trading for Basque separatists as their sniffer dogs could find no trace of illicit substances in the convent.
However, it has been learned, from a labourer, who works at the convent the real source of the fortune. On condition of anonymity, "Wayne", explained the whole story.
"The nuns are great fans of football. Their local team is not so good, so they have become glory hunters following only Man. Utd., FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on cable TV. So they gave me money every week to bet on teams winning. They pray to their lucky saint for guidance and are on a 2 year winning streak" Wayne said.
"They stick all their winnings away, especially since the Banco Insincere in their city went bankrupt. They were just waiting to put a barrowload on Barca in the European Cup."
Wayne told us that he also made some dosh, which kind of peaked our curiousity.
"Yeah," he said, "I'm really Lord Lucan, but keep it a secret, been working here for 30 years me old china, mums the word eh?"