Grandmother tried to spite heirs by shredding €950,000 fortune

A wealthy elderly Austrian woman went to extreme lengths to stop her heirs getting their hands on almost €1 million (£700,000) by cutting up her banknotes before she died.

The 85-year-old woman shredded €950,000 in cash into tiny pieces and laid it on her bed in her retirement home south of Vienna in Lower Austria in an apparent attempt to spite her heirs.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Obviously her kids were massive creeps who deserve nothing, or she’s nuts.

    • Maybe both;)

    • WalterBannon

      she was clearly nuts. there were lots of good things she could of done with her money other than shred it, for example, she could have hired the mob to put a contract on Merkel

      • Canadian

        Or her kids.

      • Xavier

        Think how many cats that could have fed.

    • Maneki-neko

      The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • DMB

    Yet she couldn’t give her money away to a worthy cause anything from a charity to an organization that helps people. Shredding her banknotes to prevent her heirs from getting it in itself is a form of selfishness. I won’t be surprised if she has a lousy funeral. A more creative idea is to test her heirs to prove them worthy or they get nothing. Something like this!

  • Ron MacDonald

    It would have made more sense to give each of her relatives 1 euro and the remainder to charity.

  • Shebel

    I just hope that her ‘heirs’ don’t get the loot .
    They must have really pissed her off.
    Good going olde girl.

    • andycanuck

      There are deserving barber colleges in the Ottawa-Hull region she could have donated the money to instead!

    • Reminds me of what Rourke said to the reporter…..

  • andycanuck

    The money will likely be restored (in a report I read a few days ago) by the government; and I think the relations, no matter how bad they were in reality, will probably get it by showing she wasn’t in her right mind in the act or in her latest will.

  • Frances

    I’d like to know how she managed to keep all that money in her room without someone ripping her off.

  • DUDE!

  • Hard Little Machine

    There was a couple in Seattle this year who gave their entire $850,000 estate to the government because they were that thrilled with The State.