Sometimes things aren't what they seemSocial workers in Paris were astonished to find more than 68,400 euros (that's $94,310) on a homeless woman when they moved her off the street, police said.
The woman, named only as Denise, 66, had lived on the streets of Paris’ chic 15th arrondisement for 10 years but authorities moved her because she was dangerously close to a wall found to contain asbestos.
Nicknamed "the princess" by locals, she was reluctant to leave her pitch, close to Montparnasse railway station.
Police and social workers soon discovered why, discovering the cash hoard in the rubbish bags and old suitcases she kept around her. Police are mystified over how she amassed the fortune, which took a week to count, and Denise hasn't told them.
Denise has since been moved to a halfway house in the Paris suburbs, while authorities mull how best to look after her money.
Read the story in the West Australian here.