GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three rings and a bracelet worth $100,000 had been dumped in the garbage and all a Georgia county had to do was find the black bag among nearly 10 tons of trash that contained the diamond jewelry.
Hall County Solid Waste Director Johnnie Vickers tells WSB-TV a woman made a distraught call into one landfill Friday saying she had accidentally thrown out her jewelry. Vickers says timing is everything in the game to recover something.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
He assembled a team of five employees to help sift through trash where trucks bring roughly 300 tons of it each day. After checking logs they narrowed their search to a 20-minute window and 9 to 10 tons of garbage.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
Hours later the employees picked up one last bag and it had the jewelry inside.
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