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Parents Discover Their Toddler Shredded An Envelope With Their Cash Savings Inside

By Dana Levinson

Ben and Jackee Belnap had saved over $1,000 to repay Ben's parents for University of Utah football season tickets. When it came time to pay them back, they couldn't find the envelope of cash anywhere.

That's when they made this discovery...

Ben told local news station KSL-TV:

"I’m digging through the trash, and [Jackee] hollers and says, 'I found it.' She’s holding the shredder, and she says, 'I think the money is in here'."

Jackee explained that they had taught their son Leo how to use the shredder and let him shred documents with them in the past. 

But it turns out they may be able to get some of the money back! There's a government agency that deals with mutilated currency.

Ben explained:

"I called the guy the next morning and he said, 'Oh, we might be able to help you here,' and I was shocked. He said, 'Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you’ll get your money back'."

Unfortunately that probably won't help Ben's parents get paid back now.

Some mused about how Leo may pay them back in the future.