The AFP reports that a Japanese waste management company can keep the almost $250,000 (31 million yen) that worker found amongst industrial waste. This permission comes after police investigators failed to find the money’s owner after a six month investigation.
Police policy allows for the finder to keep money if no owner is identified after a half a year. A worker for the waste company was sorting garbage when he found the bundle of bills. Doing the charitable thing, he reported it to his employer, thus reporting it to Tokyo police.
Police reports say that six people came forward to claim the money but no one could definitvely prove ownership.
The moral of the story is don’t throw hundreds-of-thousands of dollars worth of money away and neglect to get it back. Yes, that’s fitting.