Ben and Jackee Belnap of Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered their $1,060 in the shredder by their son, Leo.
“Leo helps me shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of,” Jackee told news station KSL TV.
So me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our @Utah_Football tickets in cash. We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mom for the season… Well we couldn’t find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $1,060. pic.twitter.com/93R9BWAVDE
— BB (@Benbelnap) October 2, 2018
The US Treasury department’s Mutilated Currency Division promises “a redemption at full value” for destroyed currency, provided they send it to them and their “trained experts” can piece it back together.
The department told Ben: “Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to DC, and in one to two years, you’ll get your money back.”
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