$100,000 dollars has been returned to its owner after an employee at international e-waste recycling firm. Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) in Barrie, Ontario found it in a 30 year old television set.
Once the stash was found Barrie Police Investigative Services were alerted and helped the company to identify the rightful owner and return the money..
The television was dismantled at the GEEP Barrie facility when an employee found a cash box inside the TV with over $100,000 cash and some personal banking records, dating back over 30 years ago, to 1985.
The personal documents left enclosed in the cash box helped Police trace back the banking documents and paperwork to a 68-year-old man.
The banking paperwork and cash box had apparently been placed in the television years ago, for safe keeping and forgotten about. Reportedly, the television was then passed onto a family
friend who was unaware of its contents and decided it was time to recycle it. While other reports have noted the TV had been waiting in the recycling yard for over a year,
GEEP commended the honest actions of ourits employees and staff and said it was happy to hear the money has been returned to its original owner.
A television news report covering the find can be viewed below.
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