NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 28, 2010

Fla. man finds $3,100 hidden in trashed picture


STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man rescued a framed space shuttle photo from a trash bin — and found a wad of treasure in the process.

Stuart Police say Warren Bendix was going to put the photo in a different frame and discovered $3,100 in cash stuffed behind the picture. He had found the picture while going through the trash near his apartment.

Bendix reported his discovery to police on Saturday. Police say Bendix can claim the money if the owner doesn't turn up.