Currently reading this article, there is a line,
Virginia Hannon’s family has long wondered whether her killing might have been connected to a $380,000 inheritance she had collected from an aunt. Hannon had told friends about the money but had never flaunted it, Richard Hannon said.
“People knew that she had gotten an inheritance from her aunt, but she wasn’t the type of person who would carry cash, and she wasn’t out buying filet mignons,” he said. “She drove an old car, and she was a very thrifty person.”
I guess that "she wasn't out buying filet mignons" connotes as the continuing sentence says that she was a thrifty person, but I'm wondering what would "not carrying cash" imply?
Thank you in advance.