Imaging you’re doing some roofing work and you find a bunch of old currency, worth $120,000 to a collector. Would you
A) Alert the owner of the house?
B) Take it, lay low and sell it discretely to a collector?
C) Take it, call the media, and pretended you dug it up in your backyard? And take photos of yourself like this:
METHUEN, Mass. Apr 29, 2005 ? Four men who made headlines by claiming they dug up buried treasure worth as much as $125,000 from one of their yards were charged Friday with stealing the cache of old currency while doing a roofing job at someone’s home.
The arrests came after the men made several appearances on national television, and police noticed how the story seemed to change each time.