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BOY FINDS, RETURNS STOLEN BANKNOTES

The E-Sylum (2/5/2017)


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Who doesn't dream of finding a stash of cash? This story about a South Carolina boy's discovery made it to the page of The Sun in the U.K. -Editor

Griffin Steele cash find A BOY found a bin filled with stolen cash as he walked to a shop just an hour after a nearby bank robbery.

Griffin Steele, 7, thought he hit the jackpot when he saw a $20 banknote on the ground.

But he noticed it had red dye all over it and showed it to his dad Shane in Horry County, South Carolina.

Little Griffin, who had just come from a trip to Toys R Us, then went to throw it in the bin — but found it was filled with cash.

Shane said: “It was a surreal moment.

“That will probably never happen again in my lifetime, finding that much money”.

Most of the stash was covered in red dye.

It is common for cash boxes to contain small explosives filled with dye or ink to tarnish notes if they are tampered with.

But good boy Griffin told NBC: “There was a lot of it that didn’t have the red on it but I wanted to do the right thing.”

He and his dad waited with the stash until police arrived and took it.

To read the complete article, see:
MONEY BAGS Boy, 7, finds bin stuffed with stolen banknotes just one hour after bank robbery nearby – and he hands it all back (www.thesun.co.uk/news/2779151/boy-7-finds-bin-stuffed-with-stolen-bank-notes-just-one-hour-after-bank-robbery-nearby/)

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