A Guy Says He Set $1 Million in Cash on Fire So He Wouldn't Have to Give It to His Ex-Wife 1

This is some EXPENSIVE PETTINESS right here.

There’s a 55-year-old guy named Bruce McConville in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  And he’s been in a long court battle over paying spousal and child support to his ex-wife.

Well, he was in court recently and told a judge he’d sold some properties and businesses for around $1 million.  (About 750,000 in U.S. dollars.)  Then he withdrew that in cash . . . and set the money ON FIRE to keep it away from his ex-wife.

And his kids, I guess.  This guy is no hero.  The judge pointed that out, asking, quote, “How does destroying over a million dollars advance your child’s best interest?”  But Bruce says he did it out of frustration with the divorce.

Oh, by the way, Bruce said he didn’t take a video of the cash on fire, he didn’t have any witnesses, and he doesn’t really have any proof.

The judge told him, quote, “You understand that’s hard to believe” . . . and sentenced him to 30 days in jail to… “rethink” what happened to the money.  He also fined him $2,000-a-day to go to his ex-wife. 

(Ottawa Citizen)