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Money Inside Safe Will Pay Deceased Woman's Bills

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Money Inside Safe Will Pay Deceased Woman's Bills

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Money Inside Safe Will Pay Deceased Woman's Bills

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When Sally Daher died ten years ago, she left behind unpaid nursing home bills. She also left a shoe store she'd owned. In 2008, the store's new tenant got rid of a heavy old safe. A tow truck driver dumped the safe in an empty lot. Authorities found $178,000 inside, and now a judge has decided the money will pay Daher's debts.

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Sally Daher settled her medical bills a decade after her death. The Massachusetts woman left behind unpaid nursing home costs and a shoe store she'd owned. In 2008, the store's new tenant got rid of a heavy old safe there. A tow truck driver dumped the safe in an empty lot. And then authorities found $178,000 inside. Now a judge has decided who gets the money. It will pay her old debts, and her son says he's ecstatic. It's MORNING EDITION.

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