Woman Finds $36,000 Stashed Inside Sofa She Got On Craigslist For Free


A woman who discovered more than $36,000 (£28,700) inside a cushion she got from Craigslist, has returned back the money.


Vicky Umodu was reportedly browsing furniture on the online marketplace when she stumbled upon a free listing, featuring two sofas and matching chair.


She told ABC7;


‘I said, “Maybe it’s a gimmick. Let me call them.’



The lady who lives at San Bernardino, California, learned it was a family who was getting rid of a late relative’s belongings.


Umodu added;



‘I just moved in, and I don’t have anything in my house. I was so excited, so we picked it up and brought it in.’



When she inspected the furniture’s condition at home, she noticed something odd; one of the cushions was very bulky. Initially thinking it could be a heat pad, Ms Umodu unzipped the cushion and found a stash of envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash.


She said;


 ‘I was just telling my son, “Come, come, come!” I was screaming, “This is money! I need to call the guy!”’



Rather than keep it all to herself, she gave the money back right away, saying: ‘God has been kind to me and my children. They’re all alive and well. I have three beautiful grandchildren, so what can I ever ask from God?’


When she returned the money, the family told Ms Umodu there was cash hidden throughout the house.


As a thank you, they gave Ms Umodu $2,200 to buy a new fridge even though she was ‘not expecting a dime’.


Written by PH

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