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Family found $1 million in cash laying in the road, they called police

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Emily Schantz told WTVR she was driving with her family in Caroline County Saturday, May 16 when she came across two bags in the road that were full of nearly $1 million in cash (CNN Newsource via WTVR)

CAROLINE Co., Va. (WSET) -- A family in the Richmond area came across a pretty interesting find while on a Saturday drive.

Emily Schantz told WTVR she was driving with her family in Caroline County when the car in front of her swerved around something in the road. Schantz said she ended up hitting it, which turned out to be a bag.

Thinking it was trash, Schantz said she picked the bag up, and then another bag spotted about 15 feet away, and put it in her truck.

Turns out, that bag was full of money, close to about a million dollars in cash.

"Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said ‘cash vault,'" Schantz told WTVR.

The family called the Caroline County Sheriff's Office.

Maj. Scott Moser said his office is investigating, but told WTVR that they believe the mail bags were meant for a bank and possibly belongs to USPS.

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