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

(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."

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.
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)
Chris Treichel with the $135 he found in Burbank.
Chris Treichel with the $135 he found in Burbank.   (Twitter)
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