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He Found $5M in Diamonds … in the Trash!

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“Finders keepers” doesn’t apply.

A man who found $5 million in diamonds in the trash — and then sold some of them — will serve six months of probation, the New York Post reports.

As part of a plea agreement, Wilfred Martinez, a security guard, admitted to grand larceny.

In late 2015, he found the diamonds in some trash left outside the office of jeweler J. Birnbach Inc. in Midtown Manhattan, according to the Post. Authorities said they had been thrown out inadvertently by some workers helping the business move to a new floor.

The most valuable diamond in the bunch was reportedly worth $3.2 million.

Authorities said Martinez turned in some of the diamonds, including the most expensive one. But he was also accused of selling some to another jeweler for $74,000.

Martinez entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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