More than $100,000 found inside old TV set up for recycling; turns out it was a forgotten inheritance

  • More than Canadian $100,000 have been found stashed in an old TV set up for recycling
  • The money belongs to a man who had forgotten about the money
  • The owner said the cash was supposed to be passed to family members as inheritance

A worker at a recycling plant in Ontario, Canada was shocked after discovering a huge amount of money while disassembling a 30-year-old television set.

The unit was brought to Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) in Barrie more than a year ago but it was only last week when an employee started dismantling it. To the staff’s big surprise, there were cash stashed inside the TV set.

Rick Deschamps, the recycling plant’s general manager, told CBC News the cash box also contained documents about the owner.

“She (employee) came running up with this security cash box and she goes, ‘I found $10,000. I opened it up and I saw four bundles of $50 bills and I went, ‘I think that’s more,'” Deschamps narrated.

“There was like, four stacks of $50 bills, and I knew it was a large amount of money,” the manager added.

More than 100,000 Canadian dollar (or about US $75,000) were found inside.

The facility conducted an investigation and tried to trace the owner of the cash box based on the documents they found.

It turns out the money belongs to a 68-year-old man who said he had forgotten about the treasure when he gave the TV to a friend.

The man further said he kept the money more than 30 years ago and intended to pass them to family members as inheritance.

Meanwhile, the female employee who discovered the money received praises for her honesty.

“She’s representative of all our employees and it’s what we stand for and this kind of behavior is really what we would expect from everyone here,” said GEEP in a statement.

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