Jamie plagued by thieving fingers

2012-10-17 08:53
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London - Diners at Jamie Oliver's restaurants have seemingly been making off with more than doggy bags lately, and the thieving fingers are driving the celeb chef to extreme measures.

Sky News reports that not only do thousands of linen serviettes go missing every month, but he has also been forced to weld flush handles onto his toilets. 

Oliver, whose business empire is worth £150m, linked the thefts to the recession.

"Thankfully, we're ridiculously busy. But I have noticed things in this recession. Like people nicking the linen napkins from our restaurants. We now lose about 30,000 a month... Every restaurant of mine has the old-fashioned Thomas Crapper toilets... and we've had to have the handles and flushers welded on because people were unscrewing them and nicking them."

Oliver is about to launch a new 15 Minute Meal series, which will reportedly be his last cook against the clock. 

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