(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- While dogs are sometimes blamed for eating homework, it's rare they eat an inheritance. But that was the case with a Scottish terrier puppy named Jack.
In a story that's just coming to light now, it seems back in March, the dog helped himself to a pair of checks belonging to a California woman that were worth nearly $50,000.
Jack's owner, Roberta Kemnitz, was so embarrassed about the situation that she didn't tell Bank of America, figuring she'd just declare the checks from her mom's estate lost and wait the mandatory 90 days to get her $49,000 back, reports ABC News' San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV.
However, the checks weren't re-issued, and Kemnitz panicked when she got the runaround from the bank, until KGO's "7 on Your Side" segment managed to cut through the red tape for her. Two months later, she got her money -- but this time she kept the checks away from Jack.
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