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New owner discovers $62,000 in cash hidden inside second-hand footstool

After Howard Kirby bought a footstool from a charity shop in the US state of Michigan, he felt the cushion "seemed kind of hard".

It had been purchased around Christmas along with other furniture from a fundraiser shop for the charity Habitat for Humanity for just US$70 ($102).

  • ABC news

When his daughter-in-law unzipped the footstool’s cushion, there was $43,170 ($62,000) stashed inside.

After the shock wore off, Mr Kirby decided to …

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