It started out like any other day for Jesse Diaz, but then things got interesting at the San Diego Goodwill facility where he works. He was taking donations and when he opened a slow cooker that had given to the organization, he found tens of thousands of dollars in cash inside.
Diaz says he found tin foil inside the slow cooker and admits he almost threw it away before taking a closer look. And it’s a good thing he did because there were five envelopes containing a total of $46,000 in cash. He knew the owner of that money would want it back, so he started trying to track down that person.
After some digging, Diaz helped find the owner, a 79-year-old woman who’s husband had just passed away. Her daughter-in-law had been moving boxes to help clear some clutter for the widow and had no idea there was so much cash inside one of them.