Results for - Roommates Find $40,000 in Couch

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Two months after they bought a couch for $20, three roommates realized it was stuffed with envelopes of cash. Have you heard this story?

1. Two months after they bought a couch for $20, three roommates realized it was stuffed with envelopes of cash. Have you heard this story?

Yes
41%
711 votes
No
59%
1,030 votes

2. Roommates Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo realized the lumps in their couch's pillows were envelopes stuffed with money. The discovery was like a dream for the three, all of whom are either in college or recent graduates. But then they spotted a name amongst the envelopes and were faced with an ethical puzzle. After a lot of moral discussions, they all agreed they should give the money back to the rightful owner. It turns out that the money was socked away by a woman's late husband who was concerned he wouldn't always be there for his wife. It represented decades of savings, including wages from the woman's job as a florist. Do you think the three roommates did the right thing?

Yes
82%
1,419 votes
No
5%
94 votes
Undecided
7%
119 votes
Not Applicable
6%
109 votes

3. After they returned the money to the woman, Guasti, Russo and Werkhoven received $1,000 as a reward. Do you feel $1,000 is an adequate reward for their honesty?

Yes
61%
1,055 votes
No
20%
351 votes
Undecided
13%
228 votes
Not Applicable
6%
107 votes

4. If you were in a similar situation, would you return the money?

Yes
55%
951 votes
No
16%
287 votes
Undecided
23%
398 votes
Not Applicable
6%
105 votes
05/18/2014 News 1741 33 By: Bboopy13
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