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Man finds frame with $3,100 in dumpster

STUART, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man who found $3,100 cash in the frame of a picture he pulled from a dumpster in his apartment complex may be able to keep the money.

Warren Bendix of Stuart told police he pulled a framed picture of a space shuttle from the trash while he was dumpster diving at Sierra Condominium Apartments, where he lives, at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, TCPalm.com reported Monday.

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Bendix said he took the photo home to change the frame and discovered 24 $100 bills and 35 $20 bills hidden behind the picture.

Sgt. Marty Jacobson, a police spokesman, said Bendix turned the money over to officers.

"If there isn't a legitimate claim to the property, he can claim it," Jacobson said. "We want to give a legitimate owner an opportunity to claim it if it's theirs."

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