nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=txtlnkusaolp00000051 network-banner-empty mtmhpBanner
Search AOL Mail
AOL Mail
AOL Favorites

Honest janitor gets to keep $80,000 he found in toilet stall

Honest Janitor Gets To Keep $80,000 He Found In Toilet Stall

Sometimes good deeds really do pay off.

A man in Australia is $80,000 richer after discovering a stash of money hidden in a toilet. Chamindu Amarsinghe works as a janitor in Sydney. He says he came across $100,000 while cleaning a bathroom of a TV company in 2011.

He told the Herald Sun he thought it was a joke at first but then turned the money in to his supervisor who contacted authorities.

After nearly three years, investigators weren't able to find out where the cash came from and this month a magistrate ruled it a case of "finders keepers" for Amarsinghe and gave him more than $80,000 from the stash. The remaining money will go to the state.

The magistrate told The New Zealand Herald, "There's no reason why such honesty shouldn't go unrewarded."

Amarsinghe says he'll use some of the money to help disabled people and also give some to a Buddhist temple.

It's nice to hear about people doing good deeds - and sometimes they're almost unbelievable.

A woman in Louisiana came across a bag of more than $220,000 while leaving work last year. That might sound like a major payday to some, but Jessica Luebke says she didn't think twice before turning it into police.

Join the discussion

1000|Char. 1000  Char.
Lettybits May 15 2014 at 12:09 AM

He should have kept the whole stash!

Flag Reply +2 rate up
1 reply
Kathy Lettybits May 15 2014 at 2:35 AM

HE did the right thing. Thank goodness there are SOME honest people in this world,that we don't have to worry about. What wouldl be YOUR next step? Robbing people houses?

Flag Reply 0 rate up
madddddddddddddd May 14 2014 at 7:52 PM


a good taleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Flag Reply +1 rate up
Wiley May 14 2014 at 6:31 PM

i LOST A BUNDLE OF 20"S AND 50"S - APPROX $1660.00 WRAPPED WITH A RUBBER BAND AT A GAS STATION - it is still lost - so much for honest people

Flag Reply +1 rate up
2 replies
cbcmkting Wiley May 14 2014 at 7:02 PM

Guess you should have taken better care of your drug money bub...

Flag Reply +3 rate up
1 reply
HI BEAUTIFUL cbcmkting May 14 2014 at 8:04 PM

Probably true.

Flag +1 rate up
HI BEAUTIFUL Wiley May 14 2014 at 8:04 PM

How do you know you lost it at a gas station and why did you not take better care of it in the first place.

Flag Reply 0 rate up
INODSDY May 14 2014 at 11:08 PM

Just wondering...

Why would the state get anything? He found it, no one claimed it... sickening. Oh, and nice job on letting the one who stashed it know who now has it.

Flag Reply +2 rate up
TEXACO OIL May 14 2014 at 5:56 PM

That was a revoked CEO's bonus planted to be given to the janitor?

Times are changing, greatness becomes nobody and the unnoticed become great.

God bless the janitor.

Flag Reply +1 rate up
1 reply
HI BEAUTIFUL TEXACO OIL May 14 2014 at 8:05 PM

He did bless him. he got to keep 80 grand.

Flag Reply 0 rate up
garykuz May 14 2014 at 4:46 PM

Great deal for him. But, if you live in the good old U.S.A. the drug enforcement agence would have taken possession of the cash and that would be it. They use the rule that all large sums of money unclamed by anyone means it is drug money. Sorry for those that keep cash in side there bed than die with no one to give it to. All of a sudden you are now a drug dealer...

Flag Reply +1 rate up
snkhearn May 14 2014 at 4:39 PM

Not only the janitor was honest about the money but, I think, the magistrate was a fair player on the case as well. The $20,000 that went to the state is an income tax.
I commend both men. Paul h.

Flag Reply +2 rate up
wavyvibes May 14 2014 at 4:34 PM

I found a hundred dollar bill on the floor at a supermarket. I kept it.

Flag Reply +1 rate up
1 reply
tolson1957 wavyvibes May 14 2014 at 5:10 PM

hey i lost a $100 in that same supermarket early that day. please send all but $10 to ......

Flag Reply 0 rate up
Sue May 14 2014 at 4:27 PM

why only $80,000??? why NOT the whole thing... AFTER ALL .... FINDERS KEEPERS! STUPID GREEDY JUDGE

Flag Reply +2 rate up
3 replies
Dick May 14 2014 at 4:23 PM

Good for him!!!!

Flag Reply +2 rate up
aol~~ 1209600


More From Our Partners