Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Recycler returns 200,000 yuan find

(Shanghai Daily)

15:21, April 16, 2013

Thanks to an honest bottle recycler, a resident who threw 200,000 yuan (US$32,302) in cash into a bag of household trash recovered the money, police said yesterday.

The forgetful owner of the money surnamed Song did not even realize she had tossed the money until police found her through the help of a bank.

"I still don't know who threw away the money, me or my husband," the middle-aged Song told reporters with a joyful laugh while claiming her money at the neighborhood committee at 10am yesterday.

"I remember I put the bag of money beside a bag of trash," Song said.

The money, two stacks of cash in a red bag, was noticed about 8am by a bottle recycler surnamed Chen, who was picking waste bottles at Chenkai Garden at 400 Longsheng Road in Jinshan District.

The huge amount of cash astonished the woman, who reported it to the neighborhood committee. The committee then called police, who went to an outlet of China Construction Bank in the area since its logo was printed on the red bag.

"We went to the bank and the staff there checked their record for us," an officer said. The bank then found Song, who had gotten the cash from the bank about 4:30pm on Sunday. "Fortunately, not many people cashed out their money at the counter (on Sunday) and we soon identified Song," the officer said.

It was not known late yesterday if the bottle recycler had gotten a reward.

Latest development of H7N9 in China[Special]

We Recommend:

Sparking youth: Life of post-1990s models

The job of building heavenly homeland

Photo story: A family infected by HIV

Roads swallowing lives in many cities of China

Fly into sky: A day of an airline captain

China's weekly story (2013.3.29-4.7)

Incredible inventions by Chinese

Dangerous moment at Drum Rickshaw Race

'Nail house' remains on C China construction site

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:GaoYinan、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese navy's warships in drill

  2. Shore-based missile regiment in drill

  3. Venezuela protesters call for full vote recount

  4. People in summer wear in east China

  5. Beijing girl infected with H7N9 recovering

  6. Smartphone users victims of scams

  7. Amazing pictures of Zhou Xun in Sweden

  8. Yunnan's umbrella spectacle

  9. H7N9 wipes 10 bln yuan from poultry biz

  10. The mini homes in China

Most Popular


  1. Great wisdom needed to push Sino-US ties
  2. China Q1 'sound' despite slower growth
  3. Key lessons to improve fiscal transparency
  4. Triple blasts rock Boston, triggering fears of terror
  5. Who makes the massive immigration fraud?
  6. Overcapacity troubles Chinese economy

What’s happening in China

Living the high life

  1. 4-year-old boy's case suggests H7N9 immunity
  2. Crosstalk troupe opens branch in Melbourne
  3. Volunteers sign up for breast-milk bank
  4. Hunan hunt for double killer
  5. Free lunch stirred by ‘suspended’ coffee rage