I'm indebted to the Yorkshire Post for reporting on the case of a local couple who have been ordered by the courts to pay back 60 grand that flowed into their bank accounts as part of a foreign money-laundering scam.
The Leeds-based couple appear to have allowed their bank accounts to be used by foreign fraudsters as a conduit for ill-gotten gains, and then generated around 61 grand between them as commission.
According to the paper, since April, a total of 83 similar confiscation orders have been granted by courts in West Yorkshire, resulting in over two million in assets being seized.
All I can say is: there must a lot of money laundering fraud going on - and this is probably only the tip of the iceberg.
And I don't mean lettuce...