A man who purchased some used kitchen cabinets on eBay discovered Rs 1.2 crore in cash stowed away in one of the drawers. The second-hand cabinets were purchased on eBay by a German guy from the estate of an elderly couple. He told the cops about the money
What would you do if you found some money in a package you had ordered online? A man who discovered over Rs.1 crore in a second-hand kitchen cabinet he purchased online was forthright enough to notify the authorities about it.
Your experience may not have been as joyful as Thomas Heller’s, who purchased some used kitchen cabinets on eBay and discovered £1,30,000 (Rs 1.2 crore) stowed away in one of the cupboards.
Heller, who is from Germany, purchased the used cabinets on eBay from an elderly couple’s estate.
According to sources, he was able to reduce the price from £253 to £203. He had the biggest surprise of his life as a result of the transaction. He discovered two currency boxes hidden within one of the oak veneer cabinets. Inside the cash boxes was a hidden stockpile of £126,166 in cash.
But, Heller did not keep the money. He instead turned over the cash boxes to a neighboring police station, and authorities brought the matter to district court and launched an investigation to find out who put the money inside the cabinets.
A police official said, “The kitchen was part of a household liquidation by an elderly couple from Halle.”
The money belonged to a 91-year-old woman from Halle, according to an investigation.
According to the police spokeswoman, Heller purchased the cabinet from a service provider who had sold it on behalf of the former owner.
Heller was wise not to keep the cash because it is a criminal offense in Germany to hold recovered cash totaling €10 (£8.41) or more.
Perhaps he also remembered that ‘Honesty is the best policy.’