02-23-2007, 08:29 PM #1
Child Finds $1,300 in Thrift Store Book
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) -- Rhiannon Barnes may be the luckiest 15-month-old ever. Or maybe her baby sitter is the fortunate one. While playing with a thrift store book bought earlier in the day for 25 cents, Rhiannon uncovered $1,300 in cash stuck between the pages. Her baby sitter Sheila Laughridge said she only bought the book at Rhiannon's insistence and was surprised when the toddler found a brown paper bag full of $100s, $50s, $20s and $10s.
Laughridge took the money, which dated as far back as the 1960s, to a local bank, where she received only $300 in exchange because most of the bills were in pieces. The rest of the tattered money was sent to the U.S. treasury department.
02-23-2007, 09:36 PM #2
Wow! I'm going to look at those kids' books a little harder next time I'm down at the thrift shopJust thinkin' out loud....