Robert: Toddler shreds over $1000 cash

Here’s why you always need to keep an eye on your child. Or maybe just keep your money in the bank.

Ben and Jackee Belnap are trying to come up with a way to replace over $1000 their two year old put through a shredder.

The couple say they had been saving up to pay back a loan from Ben’s parents. They had $1,060 in an envelope ready to go, and that’s when the little tike got a hold of it.

After noticing the envelope was missing, Ben and Jackee tore the house apart looking for it. “I’m digging through the trash and she hollers and says, ‘I found it,’” Ben said. “She’s holding the shredder and she says, ‘I think the money is in here.’”

“Leo helps me shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of,” Jackee said. “We just, for like five minutes, we just shuffled through it, not talking. We didn’t know what to do and then I broke the silence and I’m like, ‘Well, this will make a great wedding story one day.’”

Luckily for the Belnap’s, there is a government office that deals with mutilated cash. “I called the guy the next morning and he said, ‘Oh, we might be able to help you here,’ and I was shocked,” Ben said. “He said, ‘Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you’ll get your money back.’”



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