- Created on Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00
*-- Worker Finds $100,000 Inside 30-year-old TV --*
A worker at an Ontario recycling plant opened up an old TV set and made a shocking discovery -- more than $100,000 cash. Rick Deschamps, general manager of Global Electric Electronic Processing, said the TV was brought to the facility over a year ago, but a worker just started disassembling it in January. "She came running up with this security cash box and she goes, 'I found $10,000,'" he said. "We do anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 televisions a month, so the odds that that TV came at that particular moment with that woman, she opened it up, started dismantling it and finding the cash box -- it's like finding the lottery," the manager said. The cash box also contained documents that helped police track down the rightful owner, a 68-year-old man in Bolsover, Ontario. The man told police the money was inherited from his parents and stashed in the TV for safe- keeping, but he eventually forgot about the cash and gave the TV to a family friend. Meanwhile, I found a dollar seventy-five in change behind the sofa cushions.