Man Buys Secondhand Fridge To Store Kimchi, Finds RM398k Worth Of Cash Inside
A man in Jeju Island, South Korea has seemingly hit the jackpot after he bought a used refrigerator online to store his kimchi, only to discover stacks of cash worth ₩110 million (RM398,000) taped to the bottom of the fridge.
The lucky man was cleaning his new purchase when he discovered stacks of ₩50,000 (RM181) banknotes that are nicely wrapped in plastic and taped directly underneath the fridge. While some of us may be celebrating in joy, he was honest enough to report the unidentified money to the cops.
The police are now trying to trace the fridge seller and the delivery personnel to try and identify the rightful owner of the cash. But if they’re unable to locate the owner, then it’s going to be a case of finders keepers, according to the country’s law.
In this case, if the man were to keep the money, he would have to pay 22% in tax for his new earnings, which is still a pretty good deal. But if the police do trace the rightful owner, the man wouldn’t be at a complete loss too as he will be compensated between 5 to 20% of the total amount as well. Either way, I think it’s a win for this man.