Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family finds ten grand in a box of crackers

A family in California opened their crackers to find a surprise. An envelope with ten thousand dollars in it.

They turned the crackers and the money into the police who thought it could be drug money.

Police later heard from store managers at Whole Foods in Tustin that an elderly woman had come in a few days earlier, hysterical because she had mistakenly returned a box of crackers with her life savings inside. In a mix-up the store restocked the box rather than composting it.

The Lake Forest woman, whose identity was not released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money.

The family that found the crackers did not receive a reward and have not heard from the owner of the money. They did receive a free box of crackers from the store though.

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