Mr. Lin dropped a bag containing $200,000 Taiwan dollars ($6,600 Canadian) in TWD $1,000 bills into his factory's shredding machine, an oversight he is likely never to forget.
With a desire to rescue his money, Mr.Lin contacted a local official, who then had the shredded notes passed on to the forensics division of the Justice Ministry's special investigations unit. The unit offers a free service repairing damaged cash.
As a great end to a good news story, the central bank has deemed that the piecemeal notes have been sufficiently restored and Mr.Lin will receive all his cash back! Yay!
What’s more, thanks to the forensics unit, 250 cases of damaged notes each year are attempted and repaired free of charge. Now that’s what I like to call financial responsibility!