Two Yucaipa, Calif., residents found a box containing thousands of dollars in $100 bills at Southwest Self Storage last week, and neither of them will give it up to authorities, according to an article in the Yucaipa-Calimesa News Mirror. Deborah Rodger, 45, and her 53-year-old male companion may be charged with misappropriation of found property.
The couple, who rents a unit at the storage facility, pronounced their finding to the facility manager, who said she would hold the money and contact the police about identifying the rightful owner. The pair said they would keep the money and fled the scene. When Yucaipa deputies arrived at the couple’s residence, they were told that a lawyer had been contacted and the money hidden. Rodger and her companion do not intend to turn the cash over to law enforcement.
Yucaipa detectives are investigating the money’s owner and charges against the couple.
Source: Yucaipa-Calimesa News Mirror, Two residents find a box full of money and refuse to turn it over to police