My chum Ben points me to this wonderful court report from the Guardian about a bogus heiress who claimed to have two million tonnes of gold stashed in caves, which she claimed was worth $300×1041.

The key line, as Ben notes, is:

“Financial consultant Richard Bedard, who had handed her £127,000 to pay for “legal things”, insisted he still believed in her.”

This is key not because:

“He claimed a CIA agent had assured him the money really existed.”

No. That’s just gullible. We could all fall for that.

It’s key because he apparently believes she has $4.6×1033 per person on the planet.

‘Financial consultant.’

Dear heavens.