A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy spent nearly $4,000 on candy in several days, the
money coming from his parents' savings hidden in a couch.
"The disappearance [of the money] was first spotted by his father. He opened
the stash and saw it was empty," said Tatyana Kushnerova of the Konotop, Ukraine
After an argument, the son admitted taking the money during his autumn school
holiday, $3,300 in U.S. cash and about 600 euros ($635), converting it to
Ukrainian hryvnas with the help of an adult acquaintance and spending it on
candy, which he shared with friends, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti
The man, who was diagnosed with a mental disorder, always received a tip for
his services, the news agency said.