Man finds Dh158,000 inside second-hand couch

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money found in couch, Michigan

He discovered the money a few weeks after purchasing it from a thrift store.

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Published: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 11:13 AM

Last updated: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 1:17 PM

A US man found more than $43,000 (approx. Dh 158,000) hidden inside a couch he purchased from a thrift store and decided to return the money to its owner.
According to UPI, Howard Kirby, a Michigan native, used the second-hand sofa for a few weeks before opening up an unusually firm cushion to find it stuffed with cash.
Although a lawyer told him it was legal for him to keep the cash, Kirby decided to contact the thrift store he bought it from to see if they could trace the couch's original owner.
The money was reunited with Kim Fauth-Newberry, whose family had originally considered burning the couch until the thrift store accepted it, as it had belonged to her recently deceased grandfather.
Fauth-Newberry said that she had no idea he had such a large amount of money stashed in the couch.

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