Bank to Italian woman: Your $70,000 inheritance is worthlessAn old Italian lira. The currency was taken out of circulation in 2002, but a woman
who found 100 million lire wants the government to convert her cash.
Photo Credit: RYAN MACVEY/GETTY IMAGESClaudia Moretti discovered 100 million lire in a home she inherited from a dead uncle. The problem is that Italy has adopted the euro and gave a 2011 deadline for lire banknotes to be cashed in. Now Moretti is trying to fight the claim that her cash is worthless.
An Italian woman who thought she had found her fortune after discovering a 100 million lire banknotes in a family safe has been told the money is worthless.
Claudia Moretti, a call center worker, found the money, worth around $70,000, at her uncle's home, which she had inherited following his death.
After finding the money, Moretti went to Italy's central bank to claim her money, reports The Local.
But they told her it was worthless because lire banknotes had to be presented to them by the end of 2011
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The lira was Italy's currency before it switched to the euro in 2002.
Now, Moretti, from Pesaro, eastern Italy, is seeking legal advice, fighting for exactly 51, 645.69 euros, reports The Local.
Moretti is unlucky in that Italy has one of the strictest deadlines for transferring old cash.
Nine other eurozone countries, including Ireland and Germany, would have converted her old note. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/bank-tells-woman-inheritance-worthless-article-1.1723300
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