Couple accidentally throws away Dh73,000 for recycling

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Filed on January 2, 2020
recycling, throws cash, Somerset

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The couple threw the money away after clearing a relative's house.

A couple, from Somerset, who accidentally threw away 15,000 (Dh73,000 approx) cash in a recycling mix-up, could not believe when cops called them to inform the money had been retrieved.

According to reports in MSN, staff at the recycling depot stumbled upon the cash stashed in a discarded box which was inside another box containing a household item. They immediately alerted police.

The couple, from Burnham-on-Sea, were identified on CCTV and were tracked with the help of their car number plate. Cops went to the couple's house and learnt they were clearing the house of a relative who had recently passed away when they accidentally threw the box containing the cash.

Sharing the story on their Facebook page, by Avon and Somerset Police wrote:

"We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at the recycling centre. Without their diligent attitude, integrity and assistance, the family would never have known about the money found, and we would not have been able to return it to them, especially in time for Christmas."

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