This Wild Hermes Scam Is A Movie Waiting To Happen

A criminal organization has been arrested in Paris for a money laundering scheme that involved the reselling of authentic Hermès bags. According to Italian publication LaConceria, the group in question, led by a 40-year-old Frenchman, recruited numerous individuals over a four-year span to pose as customers and purchase authentic bags from Hermès boutiques in France and across Europe. The impersonators were generally women — often found in theater schools — who were paid up to 500 euros to portray themselves as wealthy clients interested in acquiring rare Hermès bags. Read more at Highsnobiety.