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Man finds bag full of money, reports to police

Modiin resident finds bag with hundreds of thousands of dollars and in act of Good Samaritan hands it over to local police station. Bag's owner yet to be located; should he not be found – money to be returned to finder

Eli Senyor
Published: 03.21.10, 22:11 / Israel News

Police officers in the Modiin station were pleasantly surprised Sunday when a local resident reported to the station with a bag containing hundreds of thousands of dollars he accidentally came across, Ynet learned.


Police investigators are currently trying to locate the money's owner and establish the source of the funds.


The man who found the cash told the officers he preferred to remain anonymous, however police stressed that should the owner not be found, the dollars will be returned to the responsible citizen.


The man found the bag while walking in downtown Jerusalem. After returning home, he was amazed to discover to find a total of of almost a million shekels inside the bag.


He decided to deliver the bag to the police station, to the amazement of the officers. After writing down his details, the policemen started counting and marking the dollar bills one by one.


Police are currently trying to establish whether the bills were previously marked, stolen and hid where the man had found the bag, or whether a complaint had been filed by the money's owner for the loss.  


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