Grandma Shreds $1.1M In Euros To 'Spite Her Heirs'

Grandma Shreds $1.1M In Euros To ‘Spite Her Heirs’

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According to reports, an 85-year-old Austrian woman left $1.1 million in euros and savings records shredded on her bed in a retirement home; the action is believed to have been done to “spite her heirs.”

When people don’t want to leave money to their relatives, it is usually specified in a will, but one senior in Austria decided to take a more unusual approach. According to the Telegraph, an 85-year-old woman who recently died in a retirement home left around $1.1 million in euros and savings records cut up on her bed. It is believed that this action was motivated by a possible intention to “spite her heirs.” Based on the preliminary findings, a state prosecutor told the AFP, “The damage of the money in the woman's property is not a criminal matter, so we have not begun any investigation.” However, according to The Local, the scorned beneficiaries may be able to cash in after all. An official with the country's central bank told the local newspaper, Kurier, that the money can be replaced “if the origin of the money is assured.” In another unusual case that was reported earlier this year, a 60-year-old New Yorker decided to change her will to leave about $1.5 million to her beloved Maltese terrier in order to guarantee the dog's luxurious lifestyle. The woman’s two sons were reportedly understanding.

Can you match the words and the definitions?

1. will

a. a systematic and thorough attempt to learn the facts about something complex or hidden

2. investigation

b. tear or cut into small pieces


c. an aim or plan, something we want shred

d  a lawyer who works for a state or government organization and is responsible for starting legal proceedings and then proving in court that the suspect committed the crime he's accused of.


e. a legal document containing instructions as to what should be done with one's money and property after one's death

6. prosecutor

f. a person who inherits the property of another following the latter's death


1. e.

2. a.

3. f.

4. b.

5. c.

6. d.


savings records


to shred


retirement home

idősek otthona

to spite

bosszút állni, felbosszantani







state prosecutor


criminal matter





csúffá tett



to assure

meggyőződni valamiről



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