Shredding light on real riches
TAIPEI: An investigator helped a man recover 200 000 Taiwan dollars (about R46 200) in banknotes that he accidentally shredded, officers said on Thursday. The man, a factory owner identified only by his sur name Lin, borrowed the money from a local bank, only to dump the bag containing it into the factory’s shredder by mistake, officers said.
Lin sought help from Taiwan’s criminal investigation and counterintelligence agency. It took the investigator, Liu Hui-fen, seven days to piece together the 200 banknotes. “ A high degree of patience is required,” she explained.
She said that as long as three-quarters of each bill could be pieced together, the central bank would exchange the damaged cash. – Sapa-dpa