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Bed bugs reunite Upper East Side woman with missing $10,000

By Teri Karush Rogers | June 17, 2011 - 8:41AM

Flipping through the latest issue of the Cooperator this morning, we ran across this heartwarming bed bug tale.

A pest control team prepping an elderly Upper East Side woman's apartment for bed bug treatment last month apparently unearthed more than $10,000 in cash hidden on the top shelf a closet. The money was stashed inside two envelopes underneath stacks of clothes.

The elderly resident had "hidden it in the closet years ago and forgotten it was even there," reports the Cooperator. "The woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, was ecstatic and grateful...."  

Ecstatic and grateful--not words usually associated with a bed bug infestation....at least, not until the bugs are dead and gone.

The Cooperator's June issue is not yet let online, but more details about the incident are available on the website of the pest control company, Assured Environment.

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Teri Karush Rogers

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Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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