Boy steals $4,000 from parents for candy

Published On: Nov 12 2012 09:27:00 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 11:08:28 AM EST

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How long CAN you ground a kid for, anyway?

A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy stole his parents' life savings -- nearly $4,000 -- and blew it all at a candy store in Konotop, Russian and international news agency RIA Novosti reported.

"The disappearance was first spotted by the father, a shift worker who had just returned home," a local police officer told the news agency. "He opened the stash and saw that it was empty."

The money wasn't really that hard to find.

According to authorities, the boy's parents kept their life savings under the sofa.

The hard part was converting the dollars and euros into local Ukrainian currency, which the boy recruited an adult accomplice for, RIA Novosti reported.

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