A grocery bag stuffed with more than $70,000 in cash and picked up by a garbage truck driver was found at a suburban trash dump, and lawmen suspect the money may be tainted - if not fake.
Garbage workers say the bag was picked up March 9, apparently on a downtown route. The money was discovered two days later when a bulldozer broke the bag at the Broadview Heights landfill. Several workers reportedly took some bills."You saw a bunch of guys on their hands and knees and you could guess what they were doing," said one worker.
Peter Dowling, assistant agent in charge of the Secret Service's Cleveland office, said investigators went to the dump to try to determine whether the $100 bills stuffed in the bag were counterfeit.
Dowling said he suspected that because of the amount of cash in the bag, the money was either counterfeit or connected to drug trafficking.