When investigators spoke with the man, he told them that he stored the money inside the television about 30 years ago. The plan was to pass along the money to family members as an inheritance.
But he forgot about the cash and gave the TV to a family friend.
Now that the owner has his money back, police offered him some advice.
“Hopefully he’s put it in a savings account now,” Barrie Police Constable Nicole Rodgers said.