An 85 year old Austrian woman has shredded nearly one million euros in cash in a bid to stop her family inheriting her fortune.
To boot the grandmother also cut up savings accounts books before her death in a retirement home.
Despite the woman’s actions, Austria’s central bank said it intends to make good on the inheritance by replacing the 950 000 euros ( $1.0342 million USD).
A report via the dailymail tells that the cut up money and bank documents were only discovered after the woman died.
Local newspaper Kurier Daily tells of state prosecutor Erich Habitzl saying there was nothing he could do for the relatives.
Told the man: ‘The damage of the money in the woman’s property is not a criminal matter, so we have not begun any investigation.’
But the deputy head of the country’s central bank’s cashier division, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), has said it will replace the money.
Reiterated Friedrich Hammerschmidt: ‘If the heirs can only find shreds of money and if the origin of the money is assured, then of course it can all be replaced.
‘If we didn’t pay out the money then we would be punishing the wrong people.’
Of question is why the grandmother took the drastic action to invalidate the inheritance or simply give the money away to a charity, which of course would have forever deprived her relatives and left her immortally in good standing as opposed to becoming a tabloid spectacle ….
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