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Woman Finds Major Cash in Free Couch

Vicky Umodu needed furniture for her new home, so she responded to a Craigslist ad for a matching set of two sofas and a chair, all available for free. Upon arrival for pick up, Umodu was told that the owner of the furniture had recently passed, and the family was trying to quickly liquidate everything on the property. Umodu said, “I just moved in, and I don't have anything in my house. I was so excited, so we picked it up and brought it in.”

It wasn’t long before she discovered something inside one of the couch cushions. Rather than discovering a heating pad, which was her initial assumption, Umodu found cash. A lot of it. "I was just telling my son, 'Come, come, come!' I was screaming, 'This is money! I need to call the guy.'"

All told, there were several envelopes with over $36,000 in cash, which she promptly reported to her contact from the ad. Grateful for her honesty, the family gave Umodu $2,200 as reward, which she used to purchase a new refrigerator. She said, “I was not expecting a dime from him, I was not.”

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