Kid, 9, Steals Parents' Savings, Buys Candy
"A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy found $4,000 worth of his parents' savings stashed beneath a cushion, and then proceeded to spend it all on candy over the course of several days.
The savings contained an array of currencies, according to the report, with $3,300 in U.S. cash and 600 in euros, which amounts to about $635. The boy apparently enlisted the help of an unspecified adult, who received a tip for his services, to convert that money to Ukrainian hryvnia."
This curious story begs many questions:
The average Ukrainian doesn't hide a stash of various currencies in his sofa. Were the parents involved in a shady business?z
Why did it take the parents so long to discover that their loot was missing? If I had that much cash hidden in my sofa, I would check it every few minutes.
Four thousand bucks buys a lot of candy, didn't the hapless parents find it suspicious that the kid's room was full of sweets?
The man who helped the boy convert the American currency into Ukrainian hryvnia was diagnosed with a mental disorder; he didn't rip him off, although he did receive a tip for his services.
On the bright side the boy shared his candy with his friends, but if I were the dad I still would have beat the hell out of him.
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