$98,000 Returned To Original Owner By Connecticut Rabbi

A Connecticut rabbi returned $98,000 in cash he found in a plastic bag hidden behind drawers of an ordinary office desk he bought on Craigslist in September.

Rabbi Noah Muroff, a high school teacher at a private Jewish school in New Haven, discovered the money while dismantling the $150 desk to move it through a narrow doorway.

“The desk did not fit … by just a fraction of an inch,” Muroff said.

He said he unhooked file cabinet drawers and removed the top of the desk. Then came the unexpected surprise.


“Without detaching the desk, Muroff said, “this money, which was behind the drawers, was totally inaccessible.”

The rabbi and his wife, Esther, were in total shock.

“We were looking at each other and laughing,” he said. “This kind of thing only happens in the movies.”


  • A Connecticut rabbi discovers $98,000 in a desk he bought on Craigslist
  • The cash was stuck behind drawers he removed to fit the desk through a door
  • He returned the money the next day; the original owner was shocked, he says
  • Rabbi wants to send “the message of honesty and integrity”


Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/11/us/connecticut-rabbi-returns-money/index.html?hpt=us_c2

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