An Australian man lost hist $15,000 fortune just because his wife decided she wanted to make some dinner.
The man sold his Toyota Supra sports car fro $15,000 on Saturday, and decided to put his cash in the oven for safe keeping, according to MSN 9 News.
He has intended to make a mortgage payment with the money, but his hopes went up in flames when his wife decided to make some chicken nuggets for the couples two children.
“I struggled to breathe, I said ‘I burnt the money, I burnt the money’. I felt like I was going to faint,” the man’s wife told 9 News.
In a policy statement regarding damaged notes, The Reserve Bank of Australia says that each piece should be worth a share of the value in proportion to its size. If less than 20 percent of the note is missing, full face value is paid but, if between 20-80 percent of the note is missing, value is paid in proportion to the percentage remaining.
The bank that holds the man’s mortgage has said, “We will do whatever we can do within the guidelines to accept the damaged cash.”