Beautifully engraved certificate from the ZZZZ Best Co. issued in 1988. This historic document was printed by Jeffries Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of company logo. This item has printed signatures by the Company's President (Barry Minkow) and Assistant Secretary. This is the first time we have seen this certificate for sale.
ZZZZ Best Inc., 1986 - Barry Minkow, the owner of this business, posited that this carpet cleaning company of the 1980s would become "The General Motors of carpet cleaning." Minkow appeared to be building a multi-million dollar corporation, but he did so through forgery and theft. He created over 10,000 phony documents and sales receipts without anybody suspecting anything. Although his business was a complete fraud designed to deceive auditors and investors, Minkow shelled out over $4 million to lease and renovate an office building in San Diego. ZZZZ Best went public in December of 1986, eventually reaching a market capitalization of over $200 million. Amazingly, Barry Minkow was only a teenager at the time! He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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