Monday, 09. December 2013
25. 10. 12. - 16:00
Astonished animal rescue officials who set a trap to catch an office thief stealing petty cash discovered the culprit was a real life cat burglar.
A secret camera set up to watch a pile of banknotes left on a desk recorded pedigree Burmese puss Clement making off with the loot and stashing it under a sofa.
Shelter manager Alina Celniak, from Swinoujscie, Poland, explained: "Money had been going missing for weeks and the atmosphere became very tense because we were convinced a member of staff had been taking it."
"We were amazed when we found out the truth," she added.
After 200 GBP had gone missing in a month, managers set up the secret camera and left banknotes on the desk to see who would be tempted
The film showed two-year-old Clement - one of the centre's rescue cats - sneaking into the office at midnight and making straight for the cash.
"When we watched the video we saw Clement jump up on the desk and pick up the money in her mouth," said Alina.
"After rolling around on the floor with it she took it to one of the sofas and hid it underneath.
"When we went to look we found all the missing money hidden there too.
"We knew she liked to run off with pens and rulers, and things, but we never suspected she would steal money," she added.
Media Insider: Does Somebody Actually get Paid to Write UNIS Releases?
More proof if proof was needed of how incredibly pointless the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna really is.
Austrias SPO disappointed over financial tax
The failure to implement a European tax on financial transactions for next year is disappointing, according to Austrian Chancellor and SPO party leader Werner Faymann.
Ex Wife Loses battle to Claw Back Fortune
The ex-wife of Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has lost a battle to claim a share of her husband's company, Austria’s highest court (OGH) has ruled.
Final chance to see Elisabeth musical in Vienna
It's the last chance for musical fans to catch the renowned Austrian musical about the story of 19th century Empress Sisi as it enters the final few months of performances in Vienna.
Austrian woman caught drug smuggling in Indonesia
An Austrian woman risks being sentenced to death in Indonesia after she was arrested in late November for attempting to smuggle drugs into the country.
World Record Breaking Ski World Record Attempt
The Austrian capital already holds many records, often voted the city with the best quality of life in the world, or being the only capital city with vineyards in the city limits - but not many people know it's also the only capital city to offer a traditional mountain skiing experience in the city limits.
Finissage for Outsider in a Box by Dwora Fried
It’s hard to believe that Dwora Fried — a native Austrian with unruly, fiery red hair, a lesbian, world traveler, mother of four and daughter of a Holocaust survivor — is able to create artwork just as complicated, dynamic and vivacious as herself, all within a wooden box that’s only 31 centimeters wide, 21 centimeters high and 8 centimeters deep.
Austrian business to visit Iran
Austrian businesses are eyeing up commercial prospects in Iran amid expectations that trade sanctions against the country imposed by the United States and the European Union will be relaxed.
Semmering Zauberberg Opens This Weekend
The long awaited ski start at Vienna’s local ski resort Semmering Zauberberg kicks off this weekend when the pistes are opened for snow sports fans.
Meeting over oil production level held in Vienna
In a meeting behind closed doors in Austria this week, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain their target for oil barrel production at 30 million a day.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Austria sees biggest increase in property prices in Europe|
|Two Brothels Closed in Red Light Clampdown|
|Austria has Top Four Ski Resorts|
|Unemployment rises by 10.8 per cent in comparison to November 2012|
|Campaign to Save Salzburg Airport Steps Up|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.