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Grandpa forgot something: $43,170 found in footstool

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 00:18:15-05

OWOSSO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The footstool didn't feel right.

Well, that's what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it.

The money was discovered Sunday inside a footstool that was donated to a Michigan resale shop in Owosso Township.

Howard Kirby was shocked when his daughter-in-law unzipped the cushion and screamed. He was entitled to the cash, but took the extraordinary step of returning the money to the former owners. Kim Fauth-Newberry says her late grandfather had tucked the money into the footstool.

She says, “This is crazy.”