Noah Muroff, a Rabbi from Connecticut, went online shopping for a desk on Craigslist, and managed to stumble upon one that was priced reasonably. However, he got far more than he bargained for. In a nutshell, he paid less than $200 for the desk, but when he started dissembling it for easy transportation, ” Muroff noticed behind one of the drawers a plastic shopping bag containing $98,000.” Continue reading for the news report and more information.
By day, Muroff is a high school Rabbi at Yeshiva of New Haven, and immediately after finding the money, he said: “We can’t keep this money.”
The couple called the desk’s original owner and returned the money, WTNH reports. The original owner, who sounded speechless in WTNH’s video, apparently hid her inheritance in the desk and forgot about it.