Stuart man finds $3,000 in pic frame, gives it to police

Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

STUART, Fla. — A Stuart man looking through the trash found some hidden treasure he eventually turned over to the police.

A police statement released Monday says Warren Bendix was going through the trash near his apartment when he noticed someone had thrown away a framed photo of a space shuttle.

He took the photo with him, but decided to change its frame. When he removed it, Bendix found $3,100 in bills behind the picture.

Bendix called the Stuart Police Department Saturday to report what he found.

Police say if a legitimate owner does not prove that the money belongs to them, Bendix may claim it.

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