Furniture Buyer Finds Cash Hidden In Used Footstool A Michigan man recently bought some furniture at a thrift store for $70. The footstool didn't feel quite right, so his daughter-in-law unzipped the cushion and found more than $43,000 in cash.
NPR logo

Furniture Buyer Finds Cash Hidden In Used Footstool

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/797870713/797870714" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Furniture Buyer Finds Cash Hidden In Used Footstool

Furniture Buyer Finds Cash Hidden In Used Footstool

Furniture Buyer Finds Cash Hidden In Used Footstool

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/797870713/797870714" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Michigan man recently bought some furniture at a thrift store for $70. The footstool didn't feel quite right, so his daughter-in-law unzipped the cushion and found more than $43,000 in cash.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Howard Kirby of Owosso Township, Mich., went shopping for furniture recently. He bought a footstool and some other pieces at a thrift store for 70 bucks. But something about the footstool didn't feel right. So his daughter-in-law unzipped the cushion and found more than $43,000 in cash. The footstool's owner had died, but Kirby did find the man's granddaughter. When he gave her the money, the AP reports, she said, simply, this is crazy.

Copyright © 2020 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.