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Family Discovers $1 Million in the Road

person wearing flip flops picks up a 20 dollar bill on the road
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By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:56 AM

A Virginia family out on a Saturday afternoon drive could not believe their eyes when they discovered two bags stuffed with almost a million dollars in cash in the middle of the road.

Speaking with WTVR, Emily Schantz recalled how she was traveling with her family when they hit an object that the car in front of them had swerved to avoid. After getting out to investigate, they discovered two bags in the road and, thinking it was trash, loaded them into the back of their pickup truck.

It was only later that they discovered the contents of the bags was anything but trash.

"Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said 'cash vault,'" Emily said. Rather than keep the cash, the Schantzes contacted authorities.

Deputies investigating the case believe that the money was being transported from the postal service to the bank but cannot explain how it ended up on the road. They commended the family for their honesty.

"For someone so honest and willing to give that almost a million dollars back, it’s exceptional on their part," said Maj. Scott Moser of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. "We are proud and they represented this county well by being so honest."

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A Virginia family out on a Saturday afternoon drive could not believe their eyes when they discovered two bags stuffed with almost a million dollars in cash in the middle of the road. Speaking with WTVR, Emily Schantz recalled how she was travelling with her family when they...
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