About 100 million won in cash was found in a used kimchi refrigerator bought in August and the buyer reported it to the police, and the police recently found the owner of the bundle. However, it was confirmed that he died in September last year.
Today (28th), the Jeju Western Police Department found the owner of the 110 million won in cash that was stuck on the floor of the used kimchi refrigerator, but said that he was already deceased. The owner of the bundle was a woman in her 60s who lived in Seoul and died in September of last year due to a chronic disease.
The reporter who discovered the bundle of money purchased a used kimchi refrigerator from a second-hand goods company in Seoul in August and was delivered to his home in Jeju. While cleaning the refrigerator, I found a wad of cash stuck to the outside floor. It was a state in which 100 or 200 50,000 won bills were bundled, wrapped in plastic, and taped.
As a result of investigation by the police, this money was all property, including insurance money, which Mr. A had disposed of before his death. It was found that the refrigerator was cleaned up by the bereaved family through a waste company when Mr. A died. The company did not confirm that the bundle was wrapped in plastic and was attached to the bottom of the refrigerator to level it. The bereaved family did not know that Mr. A had put cash in the refrigerator.
In finding the owner of the cash, Mr. A’s note on the found envelope, along with the cash, played a major role. At that time, the envelope had letters such as ’30 million won’ and ‘cancer insurance’ written on it.
A medicine bag was also found in the refrigerator, and it was confirmed that it was the hospital and pharmacy that A attended. In addition, it was found that the refrigerator model left by the bereaved family to check the estimate while organizing the items matched the refrigerator model in which the cash was found.
The police plan to return the found cash to the bereaved family and other rights holders in accordance with the lost and found procedures. According to the Lost and Found Act, a 5-20% compensation may be awarded to a reporter who found cash and reported it immediately.