Man Hides $15,000 in Oven: Wife Accidentally Cooks It

Unidentified man sells car to make mortgage payment, but wife burns money in oven.

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Friday, Jul 27, 2012  |  Updated 12:18 PM CDT
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The unidentified man hid approximately $15,000 in his oven on Saturday after selling his Toyota Supra to make his mortgage payment, but it was charred on Wednesday after his wife made chicken nuggets for their two children.

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A man in Sydney, Australia thought he had the perfect place to hide his money, but ended up with a costly batch of chicken nuggets instead.

The unidentified man hid approximately $15,000 in his oven on Saturday after selling his Toyota Supra to help with his mortgage payment, according to a report. But on Wednesday, the man’s wife decided to pre-heat some chicken nuggets for their two daughters, sending their savings up in smoke.

“[She] never used it,” the man told NineMSN.com, as to why he hid the money in the oven. "It was everything I had. I've got nothing to my name. That money was supposed to go towards my mortgage."

The man attempted to deposit the money at his local bank after the accident, but they refused to allow the transaction, he told NineMSN.com.

It is unknown if the man will be able to get his money back. Since Australia’s currency is plastic, the bills melted together. The Reserve Bank of Australia's policy suggests customers with damaged bills take them to a local bank, which have already denied his request.

"If several pieces of the same banknote are presented, the Reserve Bank's policy is for each piece to be worth a share of the value in proportion to its size," the RBA policy says. "The combined value paid should be the face value of the original banknote."

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