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Hidden Cash craze hits New York City

June 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of New Yorkers on Saturday found $50 bills hidden by a California real estate investor who announces his cash drops on Twitter. Similar events are planned overseas.

The Twitter account Hidden Cash said money would be left in Central Park and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The same account directed people last week to envelopes with $50 and $100 inside them in San Francisco and 36 cash-filled Angry Birds orbs in Hermosa Beach, California.

Real estate investor Jason Buzi went public as Hidden Cash in a CNN interview.

The altruistic group also hid money Saturday in Houston and Mexico City. Another hunt is scheduled for Sunday in Chicago, and they plan events in London, Paris and Madrid in the next two weeks.

“Mostly it’s a way for people to get together and have a good time,” Buzi said. “Sometimes you see people who, even $100 or $200 dollars makes a difference in their lives.”

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