Monday, December 08, 2008

Gaining Currency

No Clues, But Many Shreds Of Evidence

A garbage man in Britain who found shredded £10 and £20 notes has been told he can exchange them for new ones if he can piece the bits together – but the biggest pieces are no more than an inch square. Police held the money for six months but have returned it to the man as there was no evidence of criminal activity.

FOOTNOTE: Bin there, done that.

9 comments:

Merisi said...

Puzzled out of his wits, I guess, by the time he's finished piecing his treasure together.

It's good to hear that their are honest people out there!

A friend of mine accidentally put a thousand Euros in the paper recycling bin last summer. Or so she thought. She found the money, still in the original bank envelope, only a few days ago, while cleaning up old paperwork on her desk.

RuneE said...

I'd like to have the tea-shirt(!)...

Akelamalu said...

I hope he manages to piece them together and exchange them for a fortune - he'll deserve it!

Maggie May said...

This was in the paper yesterday and all our family were saying that we would have had a go! We like jigsaw puzzles!
We were also speculating as to why the money was ripped in the first place. Could write a post about the possibilities.

Tara said...

I hope he spends the time putting the money together, why not? It just may work for him!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

What a lucrative job!

Fireblossom said...

Why doesn't he just pour the bits into one of those change conversion machines and get bills back?

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I agree with Maggie! An intriguing story lies therein...

Christina LMT said...

My bank was just as kind last year when my puppies got into my wallet! Taping the bills back together certainly took some doing, though...;)