Family finds $1MILLION cash after running over bag in road – and RETURNS money – The Sun
A FAMILY found $1million in cash after running over a bag in the road – and chose to return all of the money.
Emily Schantz and her family were driving through Caroline County, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon when they came across their unexpected discovery, WTVR reported.
After seeing the car ahead of them swerving around something laying on the road, their car hit the object – which they pulled over to realize it was a bag.
Schantz found a second bag about 15 feet away and placed both items in her pick-up truck.
"Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies, and they were addressed with something that said 'cash vault,'" Schantz told WTVR.
Schantz and her family immediately called the Caroline County Sheriff's Office when they realized they were carrying nearly $1million cash.
A Virginia family ran over nearly $1,000,000 in cash that was left in bags on the street."Inside of the bag, there…
"Do the right thing and return it. Because it didn't belong to us," Emily Schantz said.
According to deputies, the mail bags are suspected to belong to the postal service.
An investigation continues, however, deputies think the money was meant for a bank, according to the news outlet.
It remains unknown how the bag wound up on the floor.
Maj. Scott Moser, who visited the family on Monday, said: "For someone so honest and willing to give that almost $1million 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."
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