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Saturday, January 03 2009

California family finds $10,000 in box of crackers

Source: Associated Press IRVINE, Calif.

The box of Annie's Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Bunny crackers that Debra Rogoff bought at the grocery store included something extra--an envelope stuffed with $10,000. Yet the Irvine woman was more curious than ecstatic. After all, who would leave money in such a place? 'We just thought, `This is someone's money,' she said. 'We would never feel good about spending it.' The family called police and was initially told the money could be part of a drug drop. But police later heard from store managers at Whole Foods in Tustin that an elderly woman had come in a few days earlier, hysterical because she had mistakenly returned a box of crackers with her life savings inside. In a mix- up, the store restocked the box. The woman, whose identity wasn't released, had lost faith in her bank and decided the box would be a safer place for the money. Luckily for her, the box of crackers were bought by the Rogoffs, who found the crisp $100 bills in an unmarked white envelope. The Rogoffs never heard from the woman and didn't receive a reward, but Rogoff did return to Whole Foods a couple weeks later. 'I asked them if I could have another box of crackers,' she said with a laugh. The store obliged.

Moral of this story... It's never a good or organized idea to stick your life savings in a box of crackers!

If you need GOOD ideas on how to get organized, contact me and I will be glad to provide you with ideas that are safe and simple. Wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year.

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 01:51 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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