Friday, December 25, 2009

Police stop kid's $10k Giveaway of Grandparent's cash

MUNCIE -- A Selma Elementary fifth-grader brought $10,331 to school Friday and began passing it out on the school bus before the adults caught on and the jig was up.

He had handed out just $300 to other children before school officials put a halt to the junior Robin Hood's gift-giving.

The money, according to Delaware County sheriff's deputies, belonged to the boy's custodial grandparents. They believe the cash was in the grandparents' safe and don't know yet how the boy accessed it.

Principal Joel Mahaffey declined to talk about the incident, but could say confidently that "I doubt any of our administrators have experienced this before."

The boy went home from school with his grandmother.