How much money would you need to have not to notice a million or two vanish from you bank account????
Two personal assistants to Charles Saatchi and his ex-wife Nigella Lawson, sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo arrive at Isleworth Crown Court today where the jury has heard they spent £685,000 on company credit cards. Charles Saatchi’s personal accountant had not initially bothered to tell Mr Saatchi and Miss Lawson about the pair's alleged credit card spending when he first uncovered it last year because he didn't want to trouble him with 'trivial matters', a jury heard. ‘TRIVIAL MATTERS £700,000 !!! Is there something I’m missing here? Asked by prosecutor why he did not go straight to the couple with his suspicions about their spending, the accountant Mr Gajjar said: 'It was on the back burner as Mr Saatchi and Miss Lawson normally didn't have time for what we thought were trivial matters.' Incredibly he told jurors that he suggested that they continue on their current salaries with Francesca, who is alleged to have spent the largest amount on herself - £580,000 - expected to pay back £1,000 a month, and Elisabetta £250 per month. Now I haven’t worked out how long that would take them to pay it back both but even more incredibly they turned the offer down!! What type of people don’t notice almost a million missing from their banks??? It reminds of the guitarist of rock band U2 Adam Clayton who hadn’t noticed that his personal assistant had removed over 2.2 million Euros from his bank account. Carole Hawkins spent four years tapping into the bass guitarist’s £100million fortune and splashing out on 22 horses, a luxury New York apartment, a string of exotic holidays and a wardrobe full of designer clothing. Yet he noticed nothing!!! Would you not notice a 50.00 Euros disappeared from your Bank account? How much money would you need to have not to notice money vanishing from your bank account????