Saturday 3 December 2016

Family lose life savings - in shoes

Published 06/01/2010 | 13:48

The family lost the money after it was hidden in some shoes
The family lost the money after it was hidden in some shoes
The family lost the money after it was hidden in some shoes

A Romanian husband has lost £36,000 after his wife threw out a pair of shoes in which he had hidden the stash.

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The man, from the city of Alba Iulia, hid the family's life savings in the shoes without telling his wife.

She threw them out during a house clearing before Christmas, but the man only noticed the money had gone a few days later.

Police said they had tracked down the woman who found the shoes, adding she had since bought a £20,000 cottage with the money.

The family have got back £17,000 from the people who sold the house and another £10,000 in cash.

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