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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 9:28am
New Haven, CT (CNN) — A Connecticut couple found thousands of dollars in a desk they bought off Craigslist.
A rabbi and his wife found the huge pile of cash after buying the desk on Craigslist for less than
When the couple took the desk home, it wouldn't fit through the door. They had to pull the desk apart, including the file cabinets, and as luck would have it, behind the drawers they discovered a plastic bag filled with cash.
Rabbi Noah Muroff said, "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. We opened it up and it's full of cash. We counted it up and there's $98,000 cash sitting in the bag. Right away my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said we can't keep this money."
The couple say they had no choice but to do the right thing and return the money. The rabbi said the most important thing in life is to be honest.