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Whenever big bags of money are found, there's sure to be a fight.

Finders Keepers?

 
Imagine the surprise of a contractor when he found half a million dollars in rare bills stuffed in a bathroom wall he'd been hired to take down. Now imagine the court fight that ensued when the homeowner offered the contractor a mere 10 percent "finder's fee." That's exactly the situation that is playing out in Ohio between homeowner Amanda Reece and contractor Bob Kitts. Kitts claims Reece originally offered to split the bounty but then backed down and cites an arcane "finders keepers" law to support his argument. The two have been wrangling for 18 months, and the only people winning are the lawyers. "I honestly hope and I believe, that the law and common sense will co-mingle," Reece said.







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