- The couple that was on a weekend drive collected bags thinking it was waste
- The woman, identified as Schantz, decided to collect the bag after seeing other cars swerve over the bags
- They were surprised to find about R17.5 million in the bag and decided to give it to the police
- According to the sheriff Scott Moser, it was exceptional to have someone so honest give back a million dollars
A family stumbled upon a large sum on money but their actions afterward restore many people's faith in humanity.
David and Emily Schantz were driving near their Caroline County address on Saturday, 16 May, when they ran-over two bags.
The family picked-up the two bags, which they thought contained waste.
According to The Independent, Emily decided to collect the bag after seeing other cars swerve around them.
The couple was surprised after discovering the bags did not contain waste but money worth $1 million - which is about R17.5 million.
Speaking to WTVR, Emily said that inside the bags there were plastic baggies that had "cash vault" written on them.
She then contacted Caroline County police, who were dispatched to the address to investigate.
According to the sheriff identified as Scott Moser, it was exceptional to have someone so honest give back a million dollars.
Police continue to investigate how the money bags were left on the road in Goochland County, but suspect the bags belonged to the US Postal Service and were en route to a bank.
The sheriff said he hoped the owners of the cash would provide the Schantz family with some reward for their actions.
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