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Y42.51 mil in cash found in garbage at Gunma dumpsite

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Workers at a waste disposal company in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture, discovered roughly 42.51 million yen in cash mixed in with the trash, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the money was found at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that two employees of the industrial waste disposal company were sorting out garbage when they came upon the large chunk of cash. The employee immediately informed his boss, who then reported the incident to police.

Police said the money was in trash brought by truck to the dumpsite and that it somehow might have been mistakenly thrown out.

The money will remain in the Lost and Found Department for three months until the rightful owner claims the missing property. However, if no one claims the money, the cash will go to the waste collection company.

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it somehow might have been mistakenly thrown out

Yes, that's a good guess...

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Dirty money?

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It's mine I claim first dibs

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Again, amazing Japanese honesty which could of otherwise netted the two workers some handy pocket money.

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my thoughts exactly illogical. if this happened in most other countries, it wouldn't be news because the workers never would have reported finding any money.

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Holy smoke! That's nearly 45 grand! I doubt if the owner will be found. If not, I hope the money is divided equally among the employees and not just taken by the company owner.

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That's nearly 45 grand!

Assuming you're talking USD, it's nearly 450 grand.

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If I found that, I just might start up a massage parlor or barbershop.

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My better half opines that the money was likely thrown away on purpose by somebody who was being investigated for income tax evasion or the like. Apparently, it's not that uncommon in Japan

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I would hand it in, hard to explain why I got so much extra money.

Imagine spending it and later being forced to repay it. Shudders.

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must be mine

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They should have gone to their boss and said "Look at the 32 Million yen we found"

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My better half opines that the money was likely thrown away on purpose by somebody who was being investigated for income tax evasion or the like.

Hmmm. Perhaps that was some of the money that was meant to be used to pay for the construction of the Moritomo Gakuen. With investigations starting into the dodgy cash donations from senior politicians, someone needed to get rid of the evidence quickly. Other garbage collectors should be keeping their eyes peeled for more of it.

The construction company "claims the operator paid only 460 million yen out of the total contract price of 1.94 billion yen."

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Yeah... If I found that kind of money, I'd be surfing off a beach in Hawaii by the next day.

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Not turning in any money, bank books credit cards etc will make you a criminal and if caught will be charged.

Last year I found an old lady's bag on a bench with cash, several bankbooks with sizable amounts and cards which I took to the Konban which then took more than two hours to fill out all the forms, OMG I din't imagine, thought I could just give to the cops.

They said if I left my name and address which would be given to the owner of the bag I would receive a reward of 15% of the cash handed in. Which I didn't. I was later informed the old lady had claimed the bag.

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I hope they give it to the guy who found it and his boss for reporting it. . . I think a lot of people would have kept it, and acted like they didn't know anything about it.

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However, if no one claims the money, the cash will go to the waste collection company.

The longest 3 months of their lives (hopefully).

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How much tax would they have to pay on finding it i wonder any one know .

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I would hand it in, hard to explain why I got so much extra money. Imagine spending it and later being forced to repay it. Shudders.

yes, it would, if you instantly buy a big house or deposit it straight into your bank account....... with that ammount of cash I wouldn't even think high, I would simply stop working and go enjoy this beautiful life, bill by bill. After some small charity (to not draw attention) here and there, of course.

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i would surely hand it to the cops too. but before that ill get 1000yen and eat a bowl of ramen LOL

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@Disillusioned

You may be disillusioned to find that it's much more than 45 large! :) Have a good night man.

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thats where i put it!

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Hope no one claims and these honest trash handlers receive all.

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Oldest trick in the book

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pvsball,.... you may actually have something there.... that could be a great way for money laundering, especially if it simply goes into the Coffers of the Company rather than being distributed equally amoung the Employees of that Company.

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Shoot! My 42.51 million fell out of my pocket!

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****dear's The Two employees has Great as informed To His company boss The great japanese people's faithful And Honest.

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Japanese traditional values staying alive.

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Why Waste Collection Agency?? So government departments and employees could use the money?? Give the case the charity for kids.

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