Go visit grandma! She may cut up your $1 million inheritance if you don’t
Let this be a lesson to you.
ALWAYS accept the ugly reindeer sweaters that grandma knits you, with a smile. And for goodness sakes, go visit her!
A grandmother in Austria has settled who is going to get her money after she dies.
The 85 year old, who was on her deathbed, cut up a million dollars to prevent her family members from inheriting the cash.
Police have confirmed the woman died in a retirement home but before she did, she chopped up 950,000 euros or $1.02 million in savings into tiny pieces on her bed.
As it was her own property, the woman was within her rights to destroy the money. No criminal investigation has been launched.
Experts say some of the fortune could be recovered if enough pieces of the bills survive.
A spokesperson from Oesterreichische Nationalbank said “If the heirs can only find shreds of money and if the origin of the money is assured, then of course it can all be replaced,” he told the Kurier newspaper. “If we didn’t pay out the money then we would be punishing the wrong people.”
He said it’s not a normal practice of the bank’s to replace intentionally destroyed money, but an exception could be made if it can be proved that the money was destroyed by someone that isn’t in their right mind.
(I wish she had just donated it to a charity!)