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Sep 01

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It pays to eat your veggies!

An unemployed carpenter in Northern Illinois was picking broccoli in his backyard garden when he stumbled upon a duffle bag, nestled among the peppers and filled with a different kind of green: approximately $150,000 in cash. According to the Northwest Herald, a combination of honesty and suspicion as to the source of the funds (and who might return to retrieve them) led him to turn the money into police, despite having just spent his last $10.

However, police currently have no leads, so it might be a case of finder’s keepers.

About the author

Renee Howdeshell

Renee Howdeshell is a founding member of Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting, finance and economic consulting firm that performs damage analyses for commercial litigation, forensic accountings, royalty & distribution audits, financial investigations, and business valuations. Ms. Howdeshell holds a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding the results of her work. She can be reached at (213) 787-4112 and her resume is available at www.fulcrum.com.

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