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Garbage collector, 74, had no idea he was rich
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A homeless garbage collector was in for a pleasant surprise when cops found him on a Shanghai roadside recently. He learnt he wasn't exactly poor.

Lou Hezhi [Oriental Morning Post]

Lou Hezhi, 74, could not even remember his own name, but he did tell officers of a certain Yang Wei, a former colleague at a ballpoint pen refill factory in the city.

Investigations revealed Lou had about 200,000 yuan (US$29,300) in unclaimed pension.

The company, where Lou once worked, said he had retired in 1985 and his whereabouts were unknown since 1995.

(China Daily September 4, 2009)

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