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Old 11-13-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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.

Rabbi returns $98,000 he found in desk he bought on Craigslist - CNN.com
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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That's a lot of money to be hiding in a desk!
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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The only surprise is that CNN reported it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:10 AM
 
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Very nice of him!
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Returned it to the seller?

I'd want some pretty substantial evidence the money and desk originated with the seller.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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Returned it to the seller?

I'd want some pretty substantial evidence the money and desk originated with the seller.
I wonder if the rabbi asked a shaila (halachic question) of a qualified posek (halachic decider).
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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Returned it to the seller? I'd want some pretty substantial evidence the money and desk originated with the seller.
"I knew this was her money," he said. "She told me she bought the desk from Staples and put it together herself."
Well this was his evidence. Would that be enough evidence for you?

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I wonder if the rabbi asked a shaila (halachic question) of a qualified posek (halachic decider).
Within 20 minutes of finding the money, around 11:30 p.m. that same evening, Muroff called Patty.

Most likely he did not get a posek decision in 20 minutes.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I wonder if the rabbi asked a shaila (halachic question) of a qualified posek (halachic decider).
If the money is treated like property then the following link explains your query:

http://www.jlaw.com/Articles/finderskeepers.html
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