Saturday 16 December 2017

Gardai praise woman who handed in large bundle of found cash

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Gardai are trying to find the owner of a large sum of cash after a woman in Meath handed in the notes she found to Navan Garda Station.

The Meath Chronicle reports on the incident, which began when a woman was out walking in the Kentstown area.

According to Superintendent Michael Devine of Navan Garda Station, the woman initially found a €50 note on the road and when she continued to look she found what has been described as a 'significant amount' of cash.

The money was handed in on March 8.

Supt Devine said that they will look at crimes in the area to see if the sum of cash could be linked to any recent robberies, but he added it could simply be the case that someone lost it on the way back from the bank.

Of course, the finder could end up the keeper if the money goes unclaimed by next year.

"It is wonderful to think in this day and age there are still people who would hand back a quantity of cash when they could have walked away with it," Supt Devine told the paper.

"This lady had the decency to hand it in," he added. "It could yet be hers in 12 months if no one comes forward."

Gardai have asked for anyone with any information on the money to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930.

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