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Envelopes of money left in NC by mystery person

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Tricia Abernathy found the envelope by Marble's Kids Museum Tricia Abernathy found the envelope by Marble's Kids Museum
RALEIGH, N.C. - Someone is leaving envelopes full of cash around North Carolina for anyone to find.  That person was in Raleigh Thursday where he left money by Marble’s Kids Museum.

The man behind the money wanted to remain anonymous but said he enjoys giving to others.

He would only say he is a local restaurateur who has enjoyed a fair amount of success.

"If it wasn't for these people in the community, I wouldn't be where I'm at today, so I might as well give back to them," he said. “I just enjoy giving to others, you know, and this is kind of a fun way to do it," he said.

So far, he has left money at five or six locations and two have been discovered.

“Anywhere from $50 to $150, $200, it just really depends," he said.

The only catch is a puzzle has to be solved to find where the cash is hidden.

He posts a puzzle from the Twitter handle @hiddencashnc, then it is up to his followers to find the envelope in locations all over the state.

He only asks for the person who finds the money to tweet a selfie with the money.

"It's a sense of happiness when you can see, actually see the person that you have it to. You know, instead of donating to a charity, you never know where your money's going. At least, this way, you can kind of see where, when and what they did with it," he said.

Tricia Abernathy found the money Thursday after recognizing a quote by Mahatma Gandhi that lead her to a statue outside Marble’s Kids Museum.

“Sounds like a few drinks and a couple of appetizers, maybe," Abernathy said.

The mystery man got the idea from similar campaigns in other cities.

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