Man Finds $98K in $150 Craigslist Desk, Returns It

    November 11, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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In man, I guess people aren’t all bad news, a New Haven, Connecticut Rabbi has returned a woman’s entire inheritance after he found it in a bag inside a desk he purchased on Craigslist.

Rabbi Noah Muroff and his wife purchased a desk for $150 on the online classifieds site, only to find that it wouldn’t quite fit through their office door. Upon deconstructing the desk to make it fit, the Muroffs found a plastic bag filled to the brim with $100 bills. After laying all the cash out on a table and counting it, they discovered that their $150 purchase had come with a secret stash that totaled $98,000.

“My wife and I both knew immediately that we would return it,” Muroff told WTNH. When I was picking up the desk, the lady, who wasn’t Jewish, told me that she had bought the desk at Staples and put it together herself. We knew the money was hers and she was speechless when we called her to tell her we had found it.”

Yep, they returned it. Every dollar. Humanity +1.

The woman said that the money was her inheritance and that she had hidden it and forgotten about it. She forgot about $98,000?

Muroff received a handwritten thank you note for his kind and honest act:

I can not thank you enough for your honesty and integrity. I do not think there are too many people in this world that would have done what you did by calling me. I do like to believe that there are still good people left in this crazy world we live in. You certainly are one of them. I work in the non-profit sector and I see people with hardships and struggles every day. So I truly believe that no good deed goes un-noticed. Please accept this gift for you & your family along with my thanks. I will be forever grateful.

So she did pay out a reward. Muroff did not disclose the amount, but he did say that when the relieved woman learned that he had four children, she upped it.

Hooray! People don’t suck!

Image via WTNH, YouTube

  • Really?

    Three things:

    1) Yeah the guy did the right thing.

    2) Now the IRS will know this woman has $98,000 in inheritance and tax her. There is a reason why it was in cash and in a plastic bag.

    3) The police will question her as to why she has that kind of money in plastic bags.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/josh-wolford Josh Wolford

      True, but a taxed $98K is better than no $98K.

      • Really?

        Oh, yeah. I agree. But it just irritates me. We talk about taxation without representation. I don’t think Americans realize just how they are double and triple taxed on their earnings. We look at other countries that have much better social services and say well those countries pay so much in taxes for those services. When the reality is that we pay just as much in taxes, but our social services are horrible or non-existent.

        We get taxed so much that we get taxed on earnings, when we spend our earnings, when we save our earnings, and lastly when we die. The funny thing is that I wouldn’t mind being taxed if the money went to actually helping people. The reality is that it goes into military budgets and black projects. We spend more than the entire world combined on our military. It isn’t even close really. Then, none of that money is tracked, so Lord knows who is getting it. You think the recent scandal with the Captain of that aircraft carrier is just an isolated event? Please. There is a billion ways to skim the system.

        The move to get rid of paper currency is solely designed so we can be taxed even more. It is not about convenience. It is for things like this. It is to stop people from giving inheritance money to family members in the form of cash so you can avoid the outrageous death tax in this country.

        Just a pet peeve of mine.

  • http://www.lonelyreload.com MrLonely

    that’s great people around the world~ faith restored~

  • Sammy

    Very believable story about honesty when j people of Banking, Media, Movies, Internet companies are being criticized around the world for asocial activities.

    – Banking for looting the world
    – News Media for trying to ferment war
    – Movies for making stupid werewolf, weirdo creature movies
    – Internet for snooping email, browser activity.

    • TSD

      Ferment? Pretty sure you meant “foment”..

  • Yep

    She will get audited this year. Now, the IRS knows she has inheritance money. She will be taxed. It was nice of the guy though.

  • BigGingerYeti

    What is wrong with people?

  • me

    faith in “jewanity” restored