Man visiting from Egypt finds $10,000 in gold coins in suitcase, spends week trying to find owner
BOULDER, Colo. -- A man visiting from Egypt found $10,000 in gold coins in a suitcase he bought at a thrift store for his trip home and instead of keeping it, spent an entire week tracking down the coins' original owner. Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef was at University of Colorado Boulder for the academic year as a visiting faculty member. In preparing for his trip home, the researcher purchased a suitcase at a thrift store. When he got home, he noticed the suitcase wouldn't stay balanced. He opened up a pocket and found an envelope containing $10,000 in gold coins inside.