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Company finds $4,500 accidentally thrown in trash

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Talk about customer service.

Employees at a Deffenbaugh Industries Inc. trash facility in St. Joseph sifted through a truckload of garbage Thursday to help a Savannah couple find $4,500 in lost cash.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Amy Ezzell frantically called Deffenbaugh after her husband, Chris, told her he had accidentally thrown away an envelope full of cash along with trash from a fast food restaurant.

Chris Ezzell had taken the money to Leavenworth, Kan., to look at a camper for a family vacation. He decided not to buy the camper and the envelope got mixed up with other trash.

A Deffenbaugh worker knew which truck the money was in and rerouted it to the St. Joseph facility. Workers sifted through the trash for about two hours before finding a mass of gooey bills.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com

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