Toddler Shreds $1K in Cash

Aaron Brown
October 7, 2018

And in six months to three years, they may get it back.

Jackee and Ben Belnap had managed to save $1,060, carefully tucked into an envelope that they were going to send to Ben's parents to repay them for the cost of season tickets to root on their favorite college football team.

The young boy is well versed in how the machine works, often helping Jackee to "shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of", she said.

Leo Belnap's parents, Ben and Jackee, tore through their home over the weekend, desperate to find the $1,060 they had saved to pay back Ben's parents.

They started tearing the house apart to search for the cash - under the rugs, in the drawers, in the couch, even in the garbage, News4Utah reported.

She said the boy has shown previous interest in the shredder.

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Even so, Leo is now banned from using the shredder for the time being, the Belnaps told KTVX.

'I'm digging through the trash and she hollers and says, "I found it, :"' Ben explained to KSL-TV.

"Leo had no idea he did anything wrong", said Jackee, "It felt unfair to get mad and he probably doesn't even know what cash is as we use our credit card for nearly everything". It just may take a couple of years.

Hope, and perhaps the money, may not lost for the couple. The couple told the station a government office which deals in mutilated cash might be able to replace the money, KTVX reports. The silver lining: "Well, this will make a great wedding story one day", Jackee Belnap told KSL.

The currency "must be forwarded to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for examination by trained experts before any redemption is made", the website says.

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