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Teens find more than €10,000 - and give it back

Would you be as honest as these two 15-year-olds?

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

WHAT WOULD YOU do if you found an envelope stuffed with more than €10,000?

Go on a shopping spree? Put some towards your rent? Or would you give it back?

When two 15-year-old pupils found €10,000 while they were on a school trip in Salzburg, they did the latter.

According to Reuters, the Austria Press Agency says the teens handed the money into the lost and found bureau in the city.

There’s no sign of the owner of the large sum of money yet, but even if he or she successfully claims it back, the finders get a little reward in the form of 10 per cent of the first €2,000 and 5 per cent of the rest.

However, if the real owner doesn’t show up within a year, the finders will get to keep the thousands.

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