- A couple mistakenly threw away £15 000 (R2767 000) at a recycling plant where they took their rubbish
- The couple cleared junk from the houses of a deceased relative and unknown to them, the money had been stashed in one of the boxes they threw out
- An honest staff member at the plant who saw the money contacted the police, who tracked the couple down and returned the money to them
A couple almost lost a small fortune without even knowing it when they accidentally threw away £15,000 (R277 000) at a recycling plant.
Fate, it seems, had other ideas as the money was returned to them.
Daily Mail reports that the couple, who are from Bunham-On-Sea in England, took many boxes from a deceased relative's house to a recycling point without knowing that a large amount of money was in one of the boxes.
Thanks for the find has to go to a very vigilant staff member who saw the money when he was looking for an electric cable. The worker contacted the Avon and Somerset police, who were able to find the couple through CCTV footage.
The car that dropped them off was identified and security officers were able to locate their address from there.
They said that the relative was known to hide money in strange places in the house. The police thanked the honest staff member who reported the case.
“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,” the police said.
Meanwhile, Natalia Escudero, a Spanish TV reporter, quit her job while on air after she won the lottery, only to realise that the money she won was actually smaller than her expectation.
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