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Over $100K in cash found in trash at central Japan waste station

Cash found in the trash is seen in this photo provided by the Toyota Municipal Government. (Image partially modified)

NAGOYA -- Stacks of cash totaling 11.27 million yen (about $102,500) have been found in trash collected at a disposal station in central Japan.

According to the Toyota Municipal Government in Aichi Prefecture, a worker at the facility, which collects non-combustible waste such as metal and large trash including house appliances, found the cash in several paper bags at around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 when they were separating combustible items from metal waste. There were 1,118 bills of 10,000 yen, 15 bills of 5,000 yen and another 15 of 1,000 yen in the bags and other trash -- totaling 11.27 million yen.

The facility accepts roughly 110 pieces of non-combustible waste per day, and the city government believes that the cash was carried in sometime between Feb. 10 and 11. It reported the found articles to the Toyota Police Station.

(Japanese original by Kengo Miura, Nagoya News Center)

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