Bunhill: Caught in the act

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AND finally an item reported in our esteemed contemporary, Inside Hotels. Apparently, it recently became clear from the book-keeping of one of Messrs Forte's many restaurants that a member of the staff was pilfering cash from the till. So the hawk-eyed men at head office took it upon themselves to install a hidden camera directly above the till, unknown to staff in the restaurant.

Imagine the beads of perspiration that must have broken out on the foreheads of the Forte executives deputed to watch the tape hoping to catch the culprit in the act. Their viewing was enlivened by the sight of the recently employed head waitress approaching the till, where the manager was adding up the day's takings. She was wearing a leather jacket, full stop. History does not record whether the manager completed his count.

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