Council workers discover over £60,000 in deceased tenant's home
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Housing
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Two council workers have discovered £62,460 in cash under a carpet while clearing the home of a deceased social housing tenant
Exeter City Council's Steve Yeo and Chris Lawrence have been praised for their honesty and integrity after immediately taking the money back to the council's offices.
The cash, which was stashed in a number of envelopes, is currently being kept in a safe while the council tries to track down the former tenant's next of kin.
Council leader Pete Edwards said: "Steve and Chris have acted with great honesty and integrity and I have only praise and admiration for them."