Would You Return $98,000 Found in a Desk Bought Off Craigslist?
A rabbi in New Haven, Connecticut may have just made the internet buy of the century. After buying a sub $200 desk from a Craigslist ad, the rabbi discovered a plastic bag full of money. Around $98,000 was in the bag!
Rabbi Noah Muroff and his wife simply wanted a desk to go in their office. When the desk wouldn’t fit through the doorway, they were forced to deconstruct the desk. That is when Muroff spotted the plastic bag behind the drawers.
“We open it up and it’s full of cash. And we counted up and there’s $98,000 cash sitting in the bag,” Said Muroff.
“Right away my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said we can’t keep this money.”
They immediately called the seller to tell them of their discovery. The seller was speechless but eventually explained that she must have put her inheritance, the $98,000 in cash, in the drawer and forgot where she put the money. Rabbi Noah Muroff returned the money to its rightful owner. Can you imagine if they never discovered the bag of money?
Would you have done the same if you found $98,000?