April 30, 2005


Remember these guys? They claimed to have found a bunch of old U.S. Currency in some cans while digging in one of the their back yards. Old bills worth up to $75,000!

Sounded too good to be true, right?

Well it was. Too good to be true that is. It seems now, that they found the money in someone else's attic or barn while doing contractor work for them. And Massachusetts state law says that anything found on someone's property, or in their home, is the property owner's. If that last sentence was a little confusing, let me put it this way - the two guys stole the money.

It seems that with all of the media attention, they kept changing their stories a little bit too often. That got the authorities interested, who investigated and discovered where the money really came from.

According to the story, the biggest mistake the two guys made was announcing their find to the media. Once that happened, it was only a matter of time before the story went national and then, the close media scrutiny was too much for their fabricated tale of discovery. If they hadn't said anything to anyone, they probably would have been able to sell off all of the money with no one the wiser.

Posted by GEBIV at April 30, 2005 05:51 PM

*looking in classifieds for a "contracting" job*

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 1, 2005 11:07 AM
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