‘My mum’s a hoarder’: Cash goes missing from her house
A woman who lost a large sum of cash during a botched cash exchange has been left baffled by the bank’s response.
Key points:A family member found $9,000 in the safeBank says it has contacted police about the missing cash, and will be working with them to find the person who took it.
A spokesperson said they would be contacting police with information.
A family friend found $90,000 ($9,068) in the bank safe and is calling for the money to be returned.
“I think that if you lose money, it’s your own fault, and that’s why you’re losing money,” he said.
“It’s your fault for having money.
It’s your money that’s missing, and if you want it back, we’ll be contacting you.”
It was discovered the money was missing from a family member’s safe after they went to the bank to make a deposit for their son.
“The bank had been in a bit of a state of shock, not knowing how much money had been lost, and then having to go back and look at their records,” Mr McLeod said.
He said the family’s financial situation had become “very precarious” and the family had been left in debt, with Mr McLeods father owing more than $2,000.
“We’re trying to get the money back, and we’re hoping that it’s someone who is able to give us a full explanation,” he explained.
“There are people who could help us out.”
He said he did not know who was responsible for the lost cash.
“That was my mum’s money, and she’s a very responsible person, so I think that’s the first time she’s gone out of her way to try and help me,” he told ABC Radio Perth.
The family has called for the person responsible to be arrested.
“She’s a responsible person and she should be able to help,” Mr McCleod said.
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