Friday, July 27, 2012

Man hides cash in oven; it gets baked in the oven

It's one thing when high taxes take your money, it's another when you try to hide your cash, and it gets baked.

A man from Sydney, Australia, sold his car last weekend for  $15,000 (approximately $15,652 in U.S. dollars) and it was suppose to be for his mortgage payment and other bills.

For some reason only known to him, he decided to hide the cash in his oven, which rarely gets used.
Meanwhile his wife turns on the oven, preheating it for chicken nuggets and yes, it cooked the cash.
"It was everything I had, 'I've got nothing to my name. That money was supposed to go towards my mortgage."

His wife couldn't  stop crying when telling her husband what happened.
The cash was baked into a colorful burnt mess. (see the photo above)
The man asked his lender and the Reserve Bank of Australia for help.
The Reserve Bank advises people to take damaged currency to a bank. 
So, it seems the damaged banknotes will be assessed at the RBA's Damaged Note Laboratory in Cragieburn, Melbourne, where analysts will carefully look them over in accordance with RBA guidelines.

"It's a bit of a relief knowing that most of it can be paid," the man said.

The cash is so badly damaged it could be difficult for bank tellers to analyze, and the banknote assessment is primarily visual.

The bank tellers will painstakingly work their way through stacks of bills that have become fused together because of heat damage to determine the full value.