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Scrap Yard Workers In Queens Search For Couple Who Accidently Trashed Life Savings

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) -- Workers at a scrap yard in Queens were looking for a couple who lost their life savings on Saturday.

Thousands of dollars were found inside of a refrigerator that a man brought to Atlantic Recycling in Ozone Park. What the man apparently did not know was that his wife had stashed the couple's life savings inside of the appliance.

The woman showed up, but left without giving workers her name when she was told that it would be impossible to find the money. One worker took it upon himself to track down the cash and he did.

"Sure enough the fridge was there. The only thing in the fridge was her money, exactly where she said it was," the worker told CBS 2, "In this heat I worry about her getting stressed out over losing that money."

Only the rightful owner can claim the cash as it was packaged in a way that only they could describe.

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