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Fri May 16, 2014
Couch Produces More Than Loose Change
Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 12:07 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.
Three roommates bought an old couch from the Salvation Army. They found envelopes filled with cash in it. One finder was a New Paltz, New York geology student who said she'd never found more than 50 cents. This time it was $40,000. They tracked down the original owner, a woman who had kept her savings in the couch where she slept. Her relatives had not known this, and when she was in the hospital they helpfully gave away her couch and replaced it with a bed.
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