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A jewellery salesman accused of swindling more than half a kilo of gold from his bosses was arrested after he ate a compensation cheque he'd signed worth 20,000 GBP.

The salesman - from Hradiste, Czech Republic - had agreed to pay the sum after bosses discovered 675 grams of gold had gone missing from their safe.

But after writing out the cheque, he stuffed it in his mouth and swallowed it before fleeing through a window.

Police spokesman Ales Mergental said:"He was given a chance to make good the loss and resign but he didn't take it. He was arrested shortly after."

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