Shred­ding light on real riches

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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

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