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Man donates a bag and loses a fortune. / When a good deed turns bad.

Have you ever lost any money? How much was it? Ten euros? Twenty? Fifty? Bruce Nether managed to lose €100,000. It all started about four months ago. “I’d been cleaning out the loft,” Mr Nether explained, “when I came across this old suitcase. I don’t think it’d been used for about 15 years, so I decided to take it to the localsecond-hand shop, along with a few other things. However, about four days later, as I was watching TV in the living room, my wife came in, looking very pale, and said, ‘Where’s that old suitcase we had in the loft?’ ‘I gave it away,’ I said, not thinking anything of it. ‘Oh, no!’ my wife said, dropping down into a chair. ‘I’d been keeping our savings in it’.”

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