Woman Strolls Down Streets With ￥70,000,000 In Cart
I’m speechless…. ￥70,000,000 is like more than 700,000USD… You can get a really nice house here in Singapore with that much money. Still can’t imagine how that sum of money can fit in her shopping cart. It must really look like a mountain of notes. xD
OTSU — Local police have taken into custody an elderly woman with dementia and found a total of 70 million yen in a shopping cart she was pushing around, it has been learned.
At around 8 a.m. on Saturday, police in Shiga Prefecture received an emergency call from a passerby saying that an elderly woman was wandering about the streets, investigative sources said. Police then took the woman in her 80s into custody, and found a total of 70 million yen in cash and a significant number of share certificates in her shopping cart.
The woman appears to have carried around her savings whenever she took a stroll. Police officers said she was lucky not to have been the victim of a crime.
At first, the woman reportedly told police that only 10 million yen belonged to her, causing a panic among investigators as to where the rest of the money came from. However, her relatives later confirmed that all the money and stock certificates were her own property.
“She never trusted banks or family,” police quoted her relatives as saying.
The woman has been living alone since her husband died. She apparently started carrying around the money she withdrew from her bank account a few years ago.
Via Mainichi Japan