Syrian refugee hands in €150,000 he found in wardrobe saying his religion prohibited him from keeping the money

A Syrian refugee has been praised by many Germans after he found a large stash of cash and handed it in to the German police.

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Mr Muhannad arrived in Germany in October 2015

Muhannad M. found €150,000 a few weeks after moving into a flat in Minden, north Rhine-Westphalia, police reported.

The wardrobe was given to him by a charity which helps support refugees to furnish flats and helps refugees settle in to new accommodations. It is believed the wardrobe was given to the charity by someone else as a donation.

Whist cleaning the wardrobe, Mr Muhannad discovered a hidden compartment in which was savings books that were worth €100,000 and €50,000 in cash.

Mr Muhannad could not believe what he had found and thought that the money was fake. He decided to look online for clues on how to tell if the notes were real or fake, he came to the conclusion that the notes were in fact genuine.

Amazingly he then informed migration authorities and the police, and explained to them: “Allah would never allow me to finance my own interests with someone else’s wealth,”

German police are now trying to track down the owner of the wardrobe and the money but said of Mr Muhannad: ‘This young man has acted in an exemplary way and deserves great respect,’

“It sometimes happens that smaller amounts of money are handed in. But this kind of money is the absolute exception.”

Mr Muhannad has been promised a finder’s fee which is three percent of value of the money.

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