Tyler Gedelian regularly checks the pockets of donated clothing at his Monroe, Michigan, Goodwill store for loose change.
On Wednesday, the 29-year-old store manager and his coworker, Goodwill job coach Laura Pietscher, found more than just a few coins and crumpled receipts: they discovered stacks of $100 bills, stuffed in blue envelopes, in the pockets of some old suits and a robe.
"We were getting lots of donations, and as I sorted through it, I saw a blue envelope sticking out of a bathrobe. I took it out, figuring it was garbage," Gedelian told Detroit News.
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"But when I opened the envelope, lo and behold, it was several bands of $100 bills. We might normally find a dollar, or 25 cents, but mostly it's old Kleenexes and grocery lists."
The cash totalled more than $43,000.
Without hesitating, Gedelian called the police.
"My biggest concern was getting the money back to the rightful owner," he told the Monroe Evening News. :IRead More »from Goodwill manager finds $43,000 in donated clothing, returns it