Published On: Tue, Jun 19th, 2012

Max Becker, 12 year old boy scout, reunited with his life savings, thrown out by Mom

The 12-year-old Max Becker was celebrating Monday as his life’s savings were returned to him.

Max had just returned from boy scout camp and instantly noticed the central-processing unit of his old computer was gone. He had stashed more than $300 in a coffee cup and in a wallet that also had a bunch of gift cards inside.

The coffee cup and wallet were hidden inside the old computer tower.

“I was so upset, because it’s like all my money. I was hiding it from my sister Drew, I can’t exactly trust her,” Max said.

NBC New York reported the details of the story and how his Mom worked hard to correct her error.

Max’s mother, Dorothy Ferrante, started making phone calls and discovered it had been taken to the Sims recycling plant in Edison, N.J.

“I felt terrible. How would we ever get it back?” said Ferrante.

She made some phone calls and ended up pleading for help from the computer recycling plant.

They were determined to help a Boy Scout find his money, but they had to dig through about 700 different computers.

It took four days but they found it.

The worker who found ran to plant manager Jimmy Coe.

“He came running to me into my office, ‘Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy…We found it! We found it! We found the kids money,” said Coe. “We found it in the computer.’ ”

Screenshot Max Becker with his computer from KSEE 24 video



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