At the beginning of May, a 62-year-old left his briefcase with 14,900 euros in cash – the equivalent of almost 15,500 francs – at the Furth S-Bahn station in Munich, Bavaria.
When he noticed his loss and hurried back, the bag was still there, but there was no trace of its contents. As reported by the federal police, a boy (13) discovered the cash. Instead of handing over the money to the police, he kept the bills for himself. This is reported by “Focus”, citing the police report.
Several teenagers were having fun with the money
After the boy made the promising find, he got on the S-Bahn and told his friend about it.
The good news spread like wildfire and before long a whole group of teenagers knew about the money. No one thought to call the police.
Instead, the young people lived in the lap of luxury for a while: in addition to an e-scooter, they bought jewelry and backpacks. They also used the money to go bowling and eat out.
Parents had to pay extra
When the teenagers had already spent half the money, the parents realized something was wrong – the children were living far beyond their means. The students were confronted and told how they financed their newfound luxury.
As a result, they had to return most of their purchases. But that wasn’t quite enough: according to the federal police, the parents had to pay between 1,000 and 2,000 euros in order to reimburse the owner for the entire amount.
Together with their children, the parents then returned the full amount to the local police on Tuesday. The 62-year-old from the Sauerlach community was able to collect his money again. Since the young people are still minors, the incident has no consequences for them. However, you will be summoned to a “clarifying discussion” with the federal police. (dzc)