A surprise that made her scream! An American woman finds the money she got and claims it, and this is what happened
A California woman found $36,000 hidden inside sofa cushions she got for free from a classified ad site, surprising not only her but the family that owns the pillow.
Vicki Omodo was looking for furniture for her new home for a pittance and she found this free sofa, AFP reported, Friday, June 3, 2022.
"I just moved here, and I don't have any furniture," Omodo told local ABC7 channel from her home in Colton, near Los Angeles.
But as soon as she got home, Omodo noticed an unusual bulge in one of the pillows, and when she examined it she found several envelopes full of money, each containing thousands of dollars.
The American lady added, "I said to my son, 'Come, come!' I shouted, 'It's money and I have to call the owners of the sofa!'" Omodo contacted the family, who gave her the sofa to inform her of the money and return it to her.
As for the family that was emptying the house of a recently deceased relative, they confirmed that they were not aware of the existence of this money or its source.
But in order to thank Omodo's display of exemplary integrity, the family gave her more than $2,000, enough money to buy a new fridge she needs. "I wasn't expecting a cent," said Omodo.