A new documentary about a multi-million dollar scam involving McDonald’s and its long-running Monopoly promotion is causing viewers on social media to remark ‘I’m lovin it!’
McMillion$ details the 12-year scam by the man who was supposed to be in charge of keeping the promotion secure, Jerry Jacobson.
Swindling more than $24m among friends, seemingly random co-conspirators and some very lucky distant relatives, Jacobson stole and sold the rarest Monopoly pieces and now HBO is revealing it all in a new six-part series.
But through the drama of it all, there was one hero that Twitter couldn’t get enough of after the first episode last night – FBI Special Agent Doug Mathews.
One day, while bored with his routine of looking into white collar crimes, he noticed a note on his mentor’s desk that simply read: McDonald's Monopoly Fraud?
He then took the investigation into his own hands and contacted the original tipster, who claimed three people in the Jacksonville area each won the $1m grand prize. What a coincidence that they were all related too!
Agent Mathews then proceeded to wear a gold suit (to coordinate with the iconic Golden Arches, of course) for a meeting with McDonald’s execs.
Twitter, very understandably, lost it.
Why am I swooning over Special Agent Doug Mathews? With his gold suit and being bored in meetings and extremely imp… https://t.co/9DVvAR01TT