The rising cost of living may be what drove one city worker in the US to steal more than 20 rolls of toilet paper from his employers.
David Pinkham, of Massachusetts, was caught out when police spotted him leaving Lawrence City Hall with a case of unused toilet paper. Security videos were used as evidence that he had entered the building empty handed, before leaving with the case.
Further investigations revealed he had even more about his person, with six rolls hidden down his pants.
A police report stated that he ‘pulled six tightly folded toilet paper rolls from his buttocks and groin area’ at the police station.
The 53-year-old admitted it was not the first time he had swiped bog roll from his place of work, and confessed to taking toilet paper and other items on five or six occasions.
Mr Pinkham was charged with larceny over $250.
And it seems he’s not the only worker who has tried to save himself a few pounds by pilfering toilet roll.
In April, a German politician was busted after stealing over 200 toilet rolls from the city hall in Stralsund.
According to reports, Frank-Michael John stole the bog roll over a period of several months until he was caught out by the building’s property manager, who hid in an empty toilet stall in order to catch the thief red handed.