Cleaning crew finds savings bonds worth $100K inside home - New York News

Cleaning crew finds savings bonds worth $100K inside Dearborn Hts. home

Posted: Updated:
Norman Saleh with his reward money Norman Saleh with his reward money
(WJBK) -

Norman Saleh owns XS-Trash and was hired to clean out a house in Dearborn Heights. While cleaning, he found a box full of savings bonds totaling between $90,000 and $100,000. He returned the bonds to the rightful owner.

"I figured that it's not going to be cheap to clean the house, and gave it right back to him. And he was hysterical," says Saleh. "I called him up, and he said he was like 20 minutes away - he'll be there in five minutes. As he came back and gave it to him, he looked at me, he's like, 'Norm, this is coming back to you tenfolds.'"

Saleh says he told the owner he wasn't expecting anything, but the owner insisted saying "you saved me."

The grateful man paid Saleh $15,000 for the work performed. But his gratitude didn't stop there.

"He was able to sell me the house (where the bonds were found) for $30,000, as is," Saleh added.

Based on the current market, the house's value has the potential to at least triple, once Saleh finishes cleaning and making major repairs.

"I was raised to be honest and what doesn't belong to you, you should give back."

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Landmarks to light up for StandUp2Cancer telethon

    Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:21:16 GMT

    More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Friday include Rockefeller Center, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hourlong cancer fund-raiser will air Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks including FOX.

    More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Friday include Rockefeller Center, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hourlong cancer fund-raiser will air Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks including FOX.

  • Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday

    Owner says Showboat will definitely close Sunday

    Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday.  A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
    Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday.  A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
  • Digital currency ATM in Greenwich Village

    Digital currency ATM in Greenwich Village

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:35:08 GMT
    The first ATM for BitCoin users in New York City is up and running in a store in Greenwich Village. The controversial, virtual currency is exchanged using a 'wallet' app on mobile devices. The ATM accepts cash but only returns virtual currency to the app. At the ATM in Flat 128, a store that sells UK-designed items, the fee for store owner Liz Dubois is less than that for a credit card transaction.
    The first ATM for BitCoin users in New York City is up and running in a store in Greenwich Village. The controversial, virtual currency is exchanged using a 'wallet' app on mobile devices. The ATM accepts cash but only returns virtual currency to the app. At the ATM in Flat 128, a store that sells UK-designed items, the fee for store owner Liz Dubois is less than that for a credit card transaction.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices