Boy left home alone tears up banknotes worth $10,000

Boy left home alone tears up banknotes worth $10,000
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Parents, you'd better watch where you stash your money at home.

A five-year-old boy from China got his hands on some hidden 100 yuan banknotes after his parents went out last Saturday (May 20) and started tearing them up, Chinese media reported.

The boy destroyed banknotes worth 50,000 yuan (S$10,000).

When his father returned home, he was shocked to see shreds of the notes scattered around the house.

The man carefully collected what was left of it and sought help at a few nearby banks.

However, he learnt that he could not exchange them for new banknotes unless he pieced them back together.

After spending two days on trying to reconstruct the notes, he said the task was too difficult because there were just too many torn pieces.

According to South China Morning Post, the man had borrowed the money from the bank for his business.

He added that he scolded his son but did not punish him because he was too young to understand what he had done.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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