Everyone hates taxes, but few would go the lengths one woman did to avoid paying up.
According to reports, Claire Abdeldaim was arrested carrying $170,000 dollars on her…let’s just say, on her persons. Abdeldaim, was on her way back from Sudan where she had sold a plot of her late husband’s land in Khartoum. In an effort to avoid the fees for bring that amount of money through customs, she came up with a creative scam.
Police say Adbeldaim sewed the bundles of the money into her undergarments and lied on her customs forms. In all, there were 1699 $100 bills in addition to the bundle of cash she kept in her purse. Someone should have told her: buttpads look so unrealistic- duh.
The cash smuggling, discovered by agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport could land the 64-year old Queens woman in jail for the next 21-years. Abdeldaim’s lawyers claim the whole thing was just a misunderstanding- that she had mistakenly left off one zero off her the form and the customs officers wouldn’t let her change it. We doubt that argument will fly in court but either way, all her law-evading creativity has her counting her losses already. Her bail was set at $100,000 dollars.
So much for skipping out on those fees.