Mystery money surprises shoppers

10:12 PM, Sep 25, 2013   |    comments
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SALEM, Oreg. - After shopping through the grocery store with your weekly grocery budget tucked into your wallet, how surprised would you be to get home and discover a $100 bill tucked into your cereal box?

That's exactly what has been happening to Salem area shoppers. It appears someone has been hiding money in grocery items.

At the Fred Meyer store, a manager said customers have found $2,000 worth of $100 bills. Several were tucked inside egg cartons, while others were in shopping carts.

Across town at Walmart, some shoppers found money in cookie boxes. One man found a $100 bill twice. 

"I opened it up and a hundred dollar bill fell out, just like that," said a customer named Phil. Feeling lucky, Phil took a second pass at the cookie section.

"There were three boxes left and I turned them over, and lo and behold, there was another $100 bill," he said.

Area store managers said they did not known where the money was coming from, but they confirmed the bills were authentic.

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