Good Samaritan Discovers $45 Grand In Cash–Returns Every Dime
Would you be so honest? Given the times, I think everyone would think twice if they accidentally stumbled upon $45, 000 in unmarked bills in a new home they had just purchased-free and clear. Thankfully, there are people in the world like Josh Ferrin and his family.
"You can't make plans for money like this that's found in a situation like this," Ferrin said. "It just doesn't feel right to do anything but give it back."
Josh had just closed on his new home and was in the process of checking it out. He caught sight of a little door in the ceiling of a workshop housed in its garage. Upon opening the door, he discovered an old black metal box-a box that contained the loot, old stamps, bonds, and other mementos.
The former homeowner passed away last November, but Ferrin was able to make contact with the man's son, who was also executor of the estate, and who had sold the property to Ferrin. Of course, he was delighted with the family's honesty. "He said he knew the Ferrins were "a good family" from the moment he met them. Dennis Bangerter said he wished they could have met his father."
"It's a story that will outlast our generation and probably yours as well," Kay Bangerter, the oldest of the Bangerter's six children, said Wednesday. He wasn't all that surprised at the money, as he had previously found cash taped to the bottom of a chest of drawers left in his father's home, albeit in much smaller amounts.
"He grew up in hard times and people that survived that era didn't have anything when they came out of it unless they saved it themselves," he said. "He was a saver, not a spender."
No one knows when Arnold Bangerter started stashing the cash, but the bills and coins found in the garage are dated back to the 1970s and 1980s.