On Thursday, CBC News reported on the unfortunate fate of a Canadian man’s sizeable inheritance: He never received it, due to a lost package.
Lorette Taylor’s father had died and left his children a large chunk of cash, which Taylor, as executor, had to divide between herself and two siblings.
One of the drafts, in the order of 846,650 Canadian dollars ($664,850), was destined for her brother, Louis Paul Hebert, who hired UPS to ship it to his local store, 270 miles away from the Family lawyer.
Ten months later, the Ontario family complained to the media that all UPS had offered by way of compensation was $32, representing the mailing costs.
According to CBC News’s report, TD Canada Trust refused to reimburse Taylor the money unless she agreed to refund the bank if someone found and cashed in the lost draft.
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