Don't forget where you hid your valuables


People come up with hiding places for their valuables that they think are clever. Okay, that's cool. Except when you forget where you've hidden your money or jewelry.

It's not so bad if you know your stuff is somewhere in the house and it will turn up eventually. We've all had those senior moments and a few days or weeks later we have an epiphany and remember where our stuff is.

But please... don't forget your hidden valuables when you're giving stuff away. The woman in the below video thought she was clever by hiding jewelry in a can that looked like Campbell's Soup. Until she started donating food to a food pantry and... you guessed it.... She donated a bunch of soup and the hidden jewelry was included.

Let's all learn from her mistake!

Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.