April 11, 2015 1:28 PM EDT

An Ohio teenager stole $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather and then handed out thousands of dollars to his middle school classmates in $100 bills.

The 13-year-old took the money during spring break, prompting the local police department to investigate, according to the Medina County Gazette, an Ohio newspaper.

“I’ve never heard of a situation like this in the 17 or so years I’ve been a police officer,” Medina Sgt. Brett McNabb told the newspaper. “It’s rather unique.”

“Several adults are under investigation for their role in this incident,” he added.

The authorities have recovered about $7,000 of the money.

[Medina County Gazette]

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