Couple arrested over pensioner’s stolen cash (which he’d put in the fridge)

Discussion in 'Motorhomes in the News' started by big map, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    A few years ago we was looking to upgrade our 1980ish Hobby
    After seeing and advert for a van we liked, and several phone calls, we drove 120 miles to make the purchace
    The MH turned out to be a total joke, damp everywhere, solar panel smashed, sat system hanging off wall and damaged, upholstery filthy.. well you get the picture..
    left the bloke and started on the journey home..
    Had gone about 40 miles when we was stopped by the police.
    Bloke claimed we had stolen the keys, probably with the intent of returning to steal it..
    A quick chat with the two officers and they soon realised the guy was trying it on..
    I suggested the chances were good that as the van was in such a state the seller might well have been preparing the scene to 'steal' the MH himself and claim the insurance

    Officers made several notes and said they would be watching matey very closely !!
     
  2. jo-ca

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    Don't we all hide things in are MHs. incase the scum bags get in.
     
  3. Theonlysue

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    A lot of older folk don't like banks.
    If he was savvy enough to advertise, I think he knowingly hid the money then tried to cover himself when he had to explain to daughter where van went, perhaps not realising the consequences.
     
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    Why on earth should the police actually lock up a young couple on the 2nd hand words of the old guys daughter - question them -yes of course but lock them up? nonsense!!:confused:
     
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    My late MIL did, 3 or 4 accounts with substantial amounts.
    She also told us she had money hidden in the house.
    When we found it it was in £1000 bundles hidden in folded scarves and pairs of tights in a drawer.
    £7000 in total.....she called it 'ready cash' for emergencies.
     
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    My Mum always told me "When I'm gone there is money in a biscuit tin in the drawer under the divan bed".

    Unfortunately, she was taken ill when we were in France and we had to make a rushed journey back to the UK.

    My family were telling me, on the telephone, that she was saying that she needed to see me to tell me something important, but by the time we reached the hospital she had had a stroke and was incapable of talking to us. She died the following day.

    As we cleared the house we found that there was no biscuit tin under the bed. However, we eventually found it elsewhere and realised that, perhaps, her last wish was to tell us where she had placed it.

    There was a substantial amount but I couldn't face counting it for some days.

    Thanks Mum!
     
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    ..wanted to 'like' that but it didn't seem right :(.

    Pleased you found the money .. mum wanted you to have it, bless her. I understand why old people don't trust banks .. would never judge without knowing full facts.
     
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