When this man mistakenly dropped a bag of his own money into the company shredder, he was certain the cash was gone forever. Fortunately for him, the “jigsaw expert” was available.
Here’s a summary of this unusual tale: A Taiwanese man, surnamed Lin, dropped a bag containing $200,000 Taiwan dollars ($6,600 U.S. dollars) in a shredding machine at his plastics factory.
After the unfortunate incident, Lin enlisted the help of a local official and had the shredded cash sent to the forensics division of the Justice Ministry’s special investigation unit. The unit offers a free cash-repairing service.
Enter Liu Hui-fen, a 30-year veteran forensic scientist, who earned the nickname of the “jigsaw expert” for her mastery of fixing situations like Lin’s.
The jigsaw expert was able to put all of the money back together in just seven days.
With over 250 cases of damaged money each year due to fires, natural disasters and people accidentally destroying it, the jigsaw expert must keep quite busy.