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What Happened After a Man Found $98,000 Inside a CraigsList Desk

Inspired - Individuals

money found in deskA Connecticut man bought a large desk from Craigslist and luckily it was too big to fit through the door.

"The desk did not fit into this office by fraction of an inch," said Rabbi Noah Muroff.

He and his wife took the desk apart only to find a huge pile of cash hidden in a plastic bag behind the deep file drawers.

The original owner had hidden her father's inheritance in the desk and it had fallen behind the drawers, which could not be taken out, according to the report from She figured the bag must have been moved to another hiding place.

When the money was returned she offered a reward. "I do not think there are too many people in this world who would have done what you did," she wrote in a thank you note.

The rabbi, who has four children, consulted with his spiritual advisor on what to do with a reward. Though uncomfortable with the idea of accepting anything in return for doing a good deed, the desk’s owner insisted -- and she threw in a refund for the $200 he paid for the desk.

The rabbi decided to go public with the story so he could serve as an example of honesty.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from Times of Israel)

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