Cash-Stuffed Envelopes Hit a 4th City
Anonymous millionaire moves on to Burbank, Calif.
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2014 10:30 AM CDT
This image provided by Sergio Loza shows Loza holding up an envelope that had cash hidden in it in San Francisco, on Sunday, May 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Sergio Loza)

(Newser) – Cash-stuffed envelopes first appeared in San Fransisco, then San Jose and Los Angeles. Now, an anonymous millionaire operating the Twitter account @HiddenCash has shared his wealth with Burbank, Calif. KTLA reports a man and a coworker were lucky enough to find $135 near the huge Empire Center after a clue read "Big shopping center in Burbank. Three drops all around there." A 14-year-old found $210, money she says will now go toward paying her grandmother's medical bills. "I am so happy that my money is going to help deserving people like this," the anonymous benefactor wrote online after the drops.

But are things starting to get out of hand? The Los Angeles Times notes LA cash-hunters caused some minor damage to the landscaping at Griffith Park on Wednesday night, and the man behind the money posted a note of caution: "Please walk and drive safely. A young woman ran right in front of my car a few days ago. I will do my best to pick locations that are safe, but please use common sense and caution. Please also be respectful to the locations themselves and surrounding businesses. And be kind and happy with each other, as that's what this is all about."

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Norman Johnson
May 31, 2014 6:10 AM CDT
That's very nice.I once found a $5 bill in a parking lot. Perhaps some kindly benefacor is trying to allay guilt feelings for something by doing this ,or maybe he/she had a religious conversion of some sort.Que serasera.
Ezekiel 25:17
May 31, 2014 12:01 AM CDT
A local radio station had to pay a local university $25,000 in damage when they said they had hidden money on a local campus under some shrubs. Students went out and pulled up nearly every shrub on campus only to find it was a total stunt with no money. Maybe a better idea would for this guy to join a geocache group. These people are all over the world and they use GPS coordinates to hide small items. Once the item is found, its rehide by the next person who posts the coordinates of where they hid it. This goes on all the time as a hobby for mostly older couples.
$103359148
May 30, 2014 2:20 PM CDT
Next, you'll see the envelops filled with advertising junk.