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Woman’s $200 Retrieved From Landfill

December 24, 2003

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ An eastern Idaho woman accidentally threw away an envelope with $200 in cash in it _ and actually got it back.

Linda Exler called the Idaho Falls Sanitation Department to see if they could find it.

The Bonneville Transfer Station processes tons of trash a day from more than 50,000 residents, but that didn’t stop employee Chad Holverson from looking.

``I just pushed stuff to one corner in between loading trucks. Got out, started kicking around some garbage bags, saw something brown in one of the clear ones, saw (a) manila envelope, tore it open and saw 200 bucks cash,″ he told television station KIDK.

Exler calls this her ``Christmas miracle,″ but Holverson says it was just the right thing to do.

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