Guy Finds $100K Floating Down River
UK police searching for rightful owner of cash
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2013 10:38 AM CST
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(Newser) – A UK man out for a walk with his dog made a pretty crazy find last month: $100,000 in cash floating down England's Spalding River. The apparently very honest man informed police, and they're trying to find the rightful owner, Sky News reports. Some of the bank notes were damaged from being immersed in water, but a lot of them are still in good shape, officers say. A forensic investigation is underway, and the Bank of England will help. What if the owner is never located? The cash will become "the subject of a court forfeiture order," though it's not clear what that means.

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Nov 21, 2013 9:03 AM CST
Sounds like someone was trying to launder their money by washing it in the river.
Nov 20, 2013 5:18 PM CST
That's a new meaning to the phrase of being in right place at the right time. I went today to check my Lotto ticket, the machine went bananas with all the lights. I thought I scored big but it was only a buck, so I promptly reinvested it in new ticket.
Nov 20, 2013 1:33 PM CST
No good deed goes unpunished.