Lucky Man Finds $43,000 in 2nd Hand Couch he Brought From a Thrift Shop

Published January 20th, 2020 - 08:39 GMT
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He discovered the money a few weeks after purchasing it from a thrift store.

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.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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