Virginia family discovers nearly $1 million in cash on side of road

Family turns in $1 million cash it found in middle of road

A Virginia family out for a drive last weekend stopped its truck to pick up what looked like two bags of trash thrown in the middle of the road but after returning home discovered nearly $1 million cash inside. 

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David and Emily Schantz made the surprising find Saturday as they took their children on a drive through the countryside, a much-needed respite from the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Caroline County. 

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When their truck ran over a bag in Goochland County, they stopped to pick it up along with a second bag nearby. Hardly giving it a second thought, they tossed the bags in the back of the truck and kept on going. 

“Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies, and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,’ ” Emily Schantz said, according to The Associated Press. 

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Faced with a choice, the couple decided to call the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office and turn in the money.

Deputies came and counted the money but were clueless how it wound up on the road in the first place. 

Later, Sheriff Maj. Scott Moser said authorities determined the rightful owner and where the money was headed, but did not reveal those details. 

Moser said he hopes the Schantzes receive a reward for turning in the money.

“Their actions deserve nothing less,” Moser said. “They saved someone a lot of money and set a wonderful example for everyone else.”

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