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Family Finds Nearly $1M In Cash And Immediately Hands It In

Family Finds Nearly $1M In Cash And Immediately Hands It In

An American family has been praised for their honesty - and set a good example for the rest of us, in the process - after they discovered a bag containing nearly one million dollars and dutifully handed it into the authorities.

Picture the scene - you're driving along a road and suddenly you see the car in front of you swerve. Unlike the car in front of you, you accidentally collide with the object, so pull the car over for a look at what it was.

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Then, it turns out it was a bag full of cash.

What do you do in this situation? Be honest.

Well, this is exactly what happened to Emily Schantz and her family, from Caroline County, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon (16 May).

Credit: WTVR
Credit: WTVR

According to WTVR, the family car hit the bag of money, and when they searched a little bit more, they discovered another bag full of dosh about 15 feet away.

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She told the local TV channel: "Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies, and they were addressed with something that said 'cash vault'."

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Unlike many of the rest of us - don't lie, you would - she immediately called up the Caroline County Sheriff's Office and told them what they'd found.

Emily explained that she thought that the family should 'do the right thing and return it, because it didn't belong to us'.

According to the sheriff's deputies, the bags full of cash are thought to belong to the postal service.

It's a good job they found them and handed them in, because they would have come looking for that.

Credit: WTVR
Credit: WTVR

According to the same publication, we can't be exactly sure how the bags ended up sitting in the middle of the road, or just by the side of the road.

However, the coppers have launched a full investigation, and they actually believe that the cash was destined for the bank before it made a mysterious bid for freedom.

Because the kids were in the car with them, this is a great example for the Schantz family to be setting to them. Major Scott Moser, who visited the selfless family on Monday, said: "For someone so honest and willing to give that almost $1 million back, it's exceptional on their part.

"Their two sons were there, so I put the lights on for them, but we are proud and they represented this county well by being so honest."

Featured Image Credit: WTVR

Topics: Interesting, US News, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]