Friday 19 January 2018

Callers queue up to claim cash found in curtains

Craig Hughes

SEVERAL people have come forward to claim a large sum of cash found in donated curtains last week, according to children's charity Barnardos.

Staff at the charity shop in Dublin got a shock last week following the discovery of a large sum of cash -- believed to be between €1,000 and €10,000 -- pinned in the lining of curtains.

Barnardos spokeswoman Irene Lawlor said that although several people had claimed to be the rightful owner of the money, only one of the telephone calls is being taken seriously.

"A number of people have come forward but we are particularly interested in one of the calls we have received," she said.

"As of yet no one has made a representation in person, but when we think we have the right person we will need to meet them in person and have them successful identify the curtains, which are very distinctive.

"We will need the person to be able to tell us how much money exactly was in the curtains. The staff member who received the curtains is also confident she will be able to recognise the woman," she added. "For security reasons we're not keeping the cash on the premises."

Mrs Lawlor said she did not know exactly how many people had called in relation to the money but that a "handful" of people had been in contact.

The curtains were donated at approximately 1.30pm last Wednesday at the Barnardos shop in Rathmines, Co Dublin.

The charity is anxious to return the money to its rightful owner.

Irish Independent

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