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Family Finds $98K in Desk Bought Off Craigslist

(CNN)-- A Connecticut rabbi and his wife say they had no choice but to do the right thing after finding thousands of dollars in a desk they bought off Craigslist.
(CNN)-- Imagine buying a desk under 200 dollars on Craigslist only to find thousands of dollars hidden inside.
That's exactly what happened to a New Haven couple.  A local rabbi and his wife found a huge pile of cash after buying this desk on Craigslist.

When the couple brought the desk home, it wouldn't fit through the door so the couple had to pull the desk apart, including the file cabinets. Behind the drawers they discovered a plastic bag filled with cash.

"Behind the drawers there was this plastic bag, like a shopping bag, I'm talking about. In the bag, I can already see through the bag there's it looks like a 100 dollar bill," Rabbi Noah Muroff said.

After a closer look...

"We open it up and it's full of cash. We count it up and there's 98 thousand dollars cash sitting in the bag."

The couple couldn't believe their eyes.

"Right away my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said we can't keep this money."

They picked up the phone and called the original owner who was speechless.  She stuffed her inheritance in the desk, forgetting where she put the money. The good Samaritans returned the cash to the rightful owner. The rabbi tells me the most important thing in life is to be honest.
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