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11/11/2013

Man finds $98,000 in Craigslist desk

People often find incredible deals on Craigslist.

Many sellers just want to create space in their homes, so they're willing to offer items for dirt cheap.

One man, however, found the deal of a lifetime after he found copious amounts of cash in a desktop he got a great deal on from an online ad. 

A Connecticut Rabbi found nearly a hundred grand in a desk they bought for $200 on Craigslist.

The resident and his wife only realized what they discovered because the desk couldn't fit through the door, so some disassembly was required.

Once they had the file cabinets and drawers out, the couple discovered a plastic bag filled with cash. Lots of cash.

"In the bag, I could already see through the bag, it looks like a one hundred dollar bill,” Noah Muroff told WTNH TV.

It turns out that the desk's previous owner took her inheritance – in cash – and decided to hide it inside the desk. But incredibly, she forgot that $98,000 was just hiding out inside something she sold on Craigslist.

Fortunately, the rabbi and his wife decided to do the right thing and return the money

The couple called up the former owner to tell her what they discovered, which you can watch on YouTube in a news report video that's gone viral.

If you found something valuable in an item you bought used online, would you give it back? Does it depend what it is?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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