A woman from California was sitting on a couch not realizing that directly under her was a large sum of money.
The couch she had from Craigslist was a treasure box that she got for free.
Vicky Umodu had just moved into her new home in San Bernardino County and needed some pieces of furniture for her house.
When Umodu was searching on Craigslist for furniture, this free couch showed up, and she thought it was the perfect opportunity to fill up her living space.
She told ABC News, ”Maybe it’s a gimmick. she said, ”Let me call them.”
”I just moved in, and I don’t have anything in my house. I was so excited, so we picked it up and brought it in,” she added.
What she didn’t expect was that there was $36,000 under the floral pattern cushions.
”I was just telling my son, ’Come, come, come!’ I was screaming, ”this is money! I need to call the guy.”’
The woman had given back the money to the family and was rewarded with $2,200.
The woman said that she found the money in between the cushions and thought it was a heated pad. But that thought didn’t last long when she couldn’t find the cord.
Inside many manila envelopes was $36,000 in cash. Umodu found the cash she was never tempted to take the money and immediately called the original owners.
They told her that the family wanted to give away the couch because it belonged to a family member who had passed away.
As a thank you, the family rewarded her with $2,200, which was used to buy a refrigerator.
”God has been kind to me and my children, they’re all alive and well. I have three beautiful grandchildren, so what can I ever ask from God?” Umodu told ABC News.