Boy may get found $10,000 after all

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KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – A South Dakota boy who found $10,000 in a Kansas City hotel may be able to keep the money after all.

Tyler Schaefer found the stacked bills in his hotel room last year. His father, Cody Schaefer, told his then 10-year-old son they couldn’t keep the cash because they didn’t know whose it was.

The Kansas City Police Department is still storing the money, according to state law. If the owner doesn’t come forward in four years the money will go to the state treasurer’s office to be kept in a trust.

But Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel wrote Police Chief Darryl Fort asking police to turn the money over to his office so the office could start proceedings to allow the boy and his father to claim the money.


  • Lainey Lou

    If someone finds money and it goes unclaimed, the state gets it? That’s messed up. The person who found it should get it. Why turn it in then?

  • middleman

    That’s true. The authority’s actions create a true disincentive to be honest. It would make me think twice. The state takes too much from individuals anyway with taxes.

  • BG83

    Rock on Clint Zweifel! Thats a super cool thing 2 do 4 an honest little boy, he definitely deserves the reward n u deserve a kudos!

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