American Woman Finds R557k Inside Sofa She Got on Craigslist, Returns It to Owner
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American Woman Finds R557k Inside Sofa She Got on Craigslist, Returns It to Owner

  • A woman from California has opted to return R557 000 ($36,000) she found hidden in a couch instead of keeping it
  • Vicky Umodu was checking out a new couch she got on Craigslist when she found the hidden loot and returned it to the owner
  • The people who gave her the couch rewarded her honesty by giving her R34 000 and buying her a new refrigerator

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When a woman from Colton, California bought a couch on Craigslist, she never bargained on finding R557 000 ($36,000) hidden in one of the cushions.

Woman Finds KSh 4.6m hidden in sofa.
Vicky Umodu who found KSh 4.6m. Photos: Screengrabs from Eyewitness News footage.
Source: UGC

God has been kind

Vicky Umodu opted to return the staggering amount to the owner of the seat as she didn't really need it.

"God has been kind to me and my children, they're all alive and well, I have three beautiful grandchildren, so what can I ever ask from God?" asked Umodu.

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Eyewitness News reports Umodu had just moved into her new home and was looking for furniture from the numerous online ads when she bought one from

I saw free items

"I scrolled down and saw free items," said Umodu.
"So, I clicked on it, and the first thing I came up with was this family that wanted to give a sofa, and everything in their bedroom set...I said maybe it's a gimmick, so I called them," she added.

It wasn't a gimmick and shortly afterwards Umodu was the proud owner of two sofas and a chair. She got them easily as the owner had died and his family was liquidating his property.

She was also happy that the furniture fits perfectly in her home.

Started examining the sofas

"I just moved in, and I don't have anything in my house. I was so excited, so we picked it up and brought it in," said the excited woman.

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Upon reaching home, she started examining the sofas more closely, she discovered something strange: an unknown item inside one of the cushions.

"I thought it was a heat pad," said Umodu, who immediately discounted that theory because there was no electrical cord.

When she finally unzipped the cushion and looked inside, she discovered several envelopes filled with thousands of dollars in cash.

Discovered more money

"I was just telling my son, come, come, come! I was screaming, this is money! I need to call the guy," said Umodu.

When Umodu returned the money, the family told her they had actually discovered more money hidden throughout the house but just a few hundred dollars.

The family said they were not sure why the deceased man hid so much money inside his couch.

The family rewarded Umodu with a new refrigerator and gave her R34 000.

"I was not expecting a dime from him, I was not," said Umodu.

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Trader returns customer's wallet

A previous article, a trader returned a wallet dropped by one of her customers.

The trader was unable to reach her customer for three months and held onto the wallet until he came to buy something.

A photo of the wallet showed notes that had gathered dust and fungi as people praised the honest woman.

Source: Briefly News

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