I’ve been guilty of stealing a dollar or two from around the house for a treat, that I can admit. For a Ukrainian 9-year-old it seems that isn’t enough. Setting the bar to an all new level the boy spent a whopping $4,000 (approx.) at a candy store in Konotop, Ukraine according to the international agency RIA Novosti.
The boy’s parents kept their life savings under their sofa in euros and dollars rather than Ukranian currency. The boy was said to have recruited an adult accomplice, reportedly with a mental disorder, in order to convert the currency. The boy’s father, a shift worker, noticed the money was gone when returned from work and noticed the stash empty.
While the parents struggle to cope with the loss of their savings this may serve as a reminder to you in knowing where to keep your money. While personal savings interests are at an all time low keeping your money anywhere else is risky. It’s reported that 41% of Americans have less than $500 in savings, so you may want to reconsider the security of your own savings, however much that may be. It’s up to you to weigh the pros and cons of stashing money within arm’s reach, that ease of access may be the very reason you lose it.
Source: Huffington Post