Man cleaning for-sale house in Mich. finds $100K - WNEM TV 5

Man cleaning for-sale house in Mich. finds $100K

Posted: Updated:
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -

A man who runs a junk removal company came across a box while cleaning out a home for sale in the Detroit area.

That's not unusual. The items inside certainly were.

XS Trash owner Norman Saleh opened the box to find $100,000 in U.S. savings bonds.

But instead of pocketing the money, Saleh called the Dearborn Heights house's owner, who gave the bonds' discoverer more than a "thank you."

The homeowner allowed Saleh to buy the property at what Saleh calls "a very, very good price." So, instead of cleaning up for a client, he's now fixing the place up for himself.

Saleh tells WXYZ-TV the moral of the story is that "honesty is the best policy."

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.