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Police: Workers swipe $60K in found money

Published On: Dec 04 2012 05:12:45 AM CST
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CHARLEROI, Pa. -

Police say ``finders keepers'' doesn't apply to cash found in your boss' house.

Four members of a southwestern Pennsylvania construction crew face charges after police say they took $60,000 they found in a house they were renovating for their boss.

Charleroi police say the men found a box containing $20, $50 and $100 bills while renovating the attic, then split the money four ways.

Investigators say the newest bill the men found dates back to 1982, so the cash had been hidden for a long time.

Construction company owner Donald Smaracheck had bought the house for $18,000 at a February sheriff's sale.

The men face charges including theft and conspiracy.

Charleroi is in Washington County, about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh.