Teen turns in wallet with $2000 cash

AN 18-YEAR-OLD Terrace woman has been given a $500 reward for finding a wallet containing $2,000 in cash.

  • May. 8, 2012 8:00 a.m.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD Terrace woman has been given a $500 reward for finding a wallet containing $2,000 in cash at the Walmart McDonald’s last week.

McDonald’s employee Chera Daigneault found the wallet sitting on a table near the window, picked it up, and looked inside.

“I brought it to my manager right away,” she said.

She, two other employees and the manager each counted the cash before locking the wallet and its contents into the store safe.

Chera said she didn’t think anything of returning the wallet with all the cash inside.

“It’s policy,” she said. “Why wouldn’t I? I didn’t even think about it.”

But the man who’s wallet she found did think something about her actions.

After the wallet was given to the RCMP and its owner was located, he sought Daigneault out to thank her.

“He told me there were things in the wallet he couldn’t replace,” Daigneault explained, noting medical information he needed among other things.

“I didn’t want to take it, but he insisted it was a gift,” she said of the reward the man provided.

The money will come in handy when Daigneault moves to Alberta to attend a nursing school later this year.

“I’m so glad we found it and someone didn’t take his money because that would have been awful,” she said.

Terrace RCMP Constable Angela Rabut said it took a bit of effort on the part of officers to return the wallet.

The man lives in Rosswood and does not have a phone, she said.

The wallet was delivered to the Rosswood General Store and the man contacted them from there, Rabut added. A second wallet that was lost was also turned into the detachment last week and safely returned to its owner.

“All we had was a fax/phone number so the officer sent a fax and the woman came to the detachment and said she received a fax,” said Rabut of the wallet’s owner. “People are really very good,” said Rabut of the safe return of the two wallets to their owners.


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