(ABC News) – A Connecticut rabbi who bought a used desk on Craigslist for $150 discovered that it wouldn’t fit through the door into his study. As he took the desk apart to get it inside, a bag containing $98,000 fell out.
Noah Muroff’s windfall did not last long. The next day, with his four kids along, he took the money back to the desk’s original owner.
The woman “was totally speechless” when she got a call from Muroff at 11:30 p.m. that night to let her know what they had found.
“She was so shocked and touched that anyone would call,” he said. “She said, ‘You could have kept the money and nobody would have ever known.’”
Muroff, of New Haven, Conn., bought a desk for his study on Craigslist for $150 and went with his wife to pick up the piece of furniture from the owner’s house, he told ABCNews.com.
He loaded the desk into his minivan, but found it was too large to fit through the room’s doorway. So the couple took the desk apart to get it inside.