Good Samaritan finds and turns in missing $9K, returned to local business: VicPD

Good Samaritan finds and turns in missing $9K, returned to local business: VicPD
Nicholas Pescod / CHEK News

A local Victoria business has received some much-appreciated holiday cheer from a good Samaritan, who found and turned in an envelope of $9,000 that was lost on a downtown street.

VicPD says that on Tuesday, December 21, a person stopped by the front counter of the police station, located at 850 Caledonia Avenue, to turn in an envelope that they had found on the street.

Police say that the turned-in envelope, which this person had discovered while waiting for a friend downtown, contained $9,000.

According to police, the good Samaritan immediately brought the envelope to VicPD Headquarters, hoping that officers could locate the rightful owner.

The cash was stored for safe-keeping and police began the search for the owner of the $9,000.

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The next morning, a local business owner called the police to report that the envelope of money had been lost and a VicPD Special Municipal Constable was able to begin the process of determining rightful ownership.

Police say that the money was for Christmas bonuses for the business’ staff.

On the morning of Christmas Eve, the business owner attended VicPD Headquarters with documents confirming the cash was theirs and left with the money in hand, just in time for Christmas.

“The return is due both to the diligent work of the VicPD Special Municipal Constables and the good Samaritan who did the right thing and turned in a substantial amount of money they discovered on a rainy, downtown Victoria street,” reads a statement from Victoria Police.


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