An Investor Found Thousands of Dollars in a Home He Recently Purchased
October 7th, 2020
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An Illinois investor who buys homes and resells them for profit got an awesome deal on his most recent purchase. The house he bought contained more than $10,000 in cash hidden in the living room.
Jim Dow says he bought the home and began finding money shortly afterward. “As I was looking around the couch there were two bank deposit envelopes — and they were full of cash,” His initial discovery was $5,000. Then, there were three envelopes that had another $7,500 in them.
After an extensive search, Dow finally managed to track down the previous owner, a woman in her 80’s who had moved to Arizona. Apparently, she didn’t trust banks and had kept her savings in the house. When Dow returned the money to her, she offered him a reward for his honesty — but he declined. “I’m one of the good guys, ” he says, “and I think there are lots of other good people in the world.”
Honestly, would you have returned the money?
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