College Students Find $40K in Couch, Get A+ for Honesty

College Students Find $40K in Couch, Get A+ for Honesty

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student-finds-money-in-old-couchIt was an ethical dilemma straight from the textbooks: Imagine you and two of your friends find a small fortune of cash inside a crummy old couch you bought for cheap at a second-hand shop. Would you trace the money back to its owner, or would you keep it to spend on your heart’s deepest desires?

A third-year geology student at the State University of New York, Reese Werkhoven, along with two college graduate friends were getting cozy on their new couch for the first time, when they started finding envelopes stuffed with cash –lots of them.

“Just when we thought we pulled out the last envelope we’d find another $1,000 a few minutes later,” said one of the roommates, who also noted that they almost didn’t buy the old smelly couch, but it was the only one that would fit in their home.

(READ the story from the Little Rebellion, a SUNY student news website)

Thanks to Ana Lynn for sending the link! – Photo via TLR news