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Gothenburg man finds riches in back of borrowed car

David Landes · 29 Jul 2009, 08:30

Published: 29 Jul 2009 08:30 GMT+02:00

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The man had left his car at the shop to undergo repairs and had been given a temporary replacement car to use while the work was being done, the Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper reports.

As he drove off in the borrowed car, the man noticed a black and beige-coloured back in the back seat.

Curious, the man opened the bag to inspect its contents.

Much to his surprise, he discovered the bag was filled with neatly bundled and carefully packed stacks of cash.

“There were packs of 100 kronor notes in plastic bags. It’s not every day you find several hundred thousand kronor,” the man told GP.

All told, the mysterious bag contained around 500,000 kronor ($66,000).

Instead of making off with the cash, however, the man returned to the repair shop and reported his remarkable find.

The mechanic then got in touch with the man who had borrowed the car the day before, the owner of a Gothenburg club, who hadn’t yet had a chance to report his missing bag.

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The thankful club owner told the man that his good deed wouldn’t go unrewarded.

“He wants to compensate me somehow, but we haven’t agreed yet on how,” said the man.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:03 July 29, 2009 by Tennin
I wonder if the money was under the table money since the club owner didn't reported it missing. I guess he'll soon receive a nice visit from good ol' Skatteverket.
10:18 July 29, 2009 by Maman
What a honest customer,so he deserves a good reward not only from the owner of the money but also from the garage owner
10:54 July 29, 2009 by Pacey
He wasnt an iranian for Sure!!Otherwise the money would have wired home by now.......
11:06 July 29, 2009 by Marley420
At least he will receive a free lunch out of it...
12:29 July 29, 2009 by Random Guy
ask yourself, would you do the same thing? do you love your fellow enough to do the same? i would!

in sweden years ago i bet almost everyone would do the right thing. today? hummm.
12:59 July 29, 2009 by Nora
Few days ago, I intended to transfer 5000 SEK of cash to my bank account and I was asked by the bank clerk: "Where does this money come from?"

And now you're telling that 500 000 SEK in cash is there, so how this club owner gonna explain for it?

@Pacy: How rude, insulting and disgusting are your comments.
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