Syrian Refugee Welcomed to Germany Finds $166,000 in Cupboard and Turns it in to Police

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Syrian refugees arrive in Munich (photo: Sean Gallup, Getty Images)

By Associated Press


BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their "hero of the day" after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) — and handed it to authorities.


The unidentified Syrian man discovered the money in a cupboard he had been given by a charitable organization.


Minden police said Tuesday that he found about 50,000 euros in cash and savings books containing more than 100,000 euros hidden under a board while assembling the furniture.


Police said in a statement that while small amounts of money are regularly handed in to authorities, "such a large sum is the absolute exception."


The man arrived in Germany last October as a refugee.


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