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Man finds $20,000 in dumpster

Nov. 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM   |   Comments

MARLBORO, Mass., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man said he discovered more than $20,000 in a dumpster while looking for magazines to turn into art projects.

The Marlboro man, a Brazilian immigrant who asked for his name not to be printed, said he visits the Wellesley dump about twice a week to search for magazines to turn into art, and during a visit last month he found a book with $20,000 to $30,000 pressed between its pages, WHDH-TV, Boston, Mass., reported Tuesday.

The man said he is trying to find the rightful owner of the cash and has pledged to search for six months before deciding whether to keep the money.

"This book is a lot of history there," he said. "My point of view is, I want to see because if someone maybe who separated the money to buy a house, put a downpayment for the house. What if that happened to me, if it was me? I'm going to go crazy, alright?"

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