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Toddler shreds $1000 of his parents' savings

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:29 am

Little Leo Belnap loves nothing better than helping his mother put junk mail, credit card statements or other documents with personal information through the family’s shredding machine.

So when the two-year-old spotted a bundle of papers on the counter at their home in Salt Lake City he knew exactly what to do. He shredded them.

Only in this case it wasn’t a stack of worthless documents, it was an envelope filled with more than $1000 (£760) in bank notes that his parents had been saving up to pay for American football tickets.

"We realised it was gone the next day and started to search. We searched everywhere in our house and could not find it," Jackee Belnap told CBS News.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/05/toddler-shreds-1000-parents-savings/

lol, but the parents are at fault here

I would have loved to have seen their faces, when they found out.

It must have been priceless, even though its never nice when people lose savings like this


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Post by Original Quill on Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Cute couple (the parents), who took it in stride.  They were joking about it in yesterday's news.

The Treasury Department says they can recover some of the money, but it will take a while.  Fortunately, it's only $1,000.

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Post by Syl on Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:23 pm

Oh dear....never leave a 2 year old alone with anything other than his teddy.

It may 'only' be $1,000 Quill, but the family had saved it up, so obviously it's a lot for them to lose.

Hopefully the treasury dept will reimburse them in full.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:30 pm

Syl wrote:Oh dear....never leave a 2 year old alone with anything other than his teddy.

It may 'only' be $1,000 Quill, but the family had saved it up, so obviously it's a lot for them to lose.

Hopefully the treasury dept will reimburse them in full.

Better it was $1,000 in today's dollars, then in my day. The Treasury Department says it can recover most of the money, not reimburse. Apparently, it's a huge jigsaw puzzle, and they will replace only that which they can piece back together so as to identify the serial numbers. The worst part is, it will take a couple of years (without interest).

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Post by Syl on Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:02 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Syl wrote:Oh dear....never leave a 2 year old alone with anything other than his teddy.

It may 'only' be $1,000 Quill, but the family had saved it up, so obviously it's a lot for them to lose.

Hopefully the treasury dept will reimburse them in full.

Better it was $1,000 in today's dollars, then in my day.  The Treasury Department says it can recover most of the money, not reimburse.  Apparently, it's a huge jigsaw puzzle, and they will replace only that which they can piece back together so as to identify the serial numbers.  The worst part is, it will take a couple of years (without interest).

Well I wish them good luck with that then. Shocked

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:06 pm

Xactly.

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Post by eddie on Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Oh man. That sucks. You can’t exactly tell him off either.

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