Five-Year-Old Finds & Returns $7,000

A south-central Kansas girl stumbles across $7,000 stuffed in an envelope on the floor of a Goodwill store in Wichita.

Five-year-old kindergartner Claire Dingler of Maize gave the cash to her mother after peering inside the envelope and seeing "lots and lots of money." Her mother, Ginger Johnson, turned the cash in to a store employee.

Gayle Goetz with Goodwill Industries said that Johnson simply asked, "Wouldn't anybody just turn it in?"

The owner was tracked down. But no details were provided about him or why he had so much cash.

The discovery is the second find of its kind this month. An employee at an Illinois Goodwill store found $7,500 in a shoebox that the owner mistakenly included in a donation of old shoes.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Nov 26, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    Product of a loving home,attending parents. Thank you darling for being such a great citizen. Bless you.
  • by Mary Location: North Carolina on Nov 26, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    What a valuable lesson this mother has taught her child. Good job!!
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 26, 2008 at 12:26 PM
    I hope the owner was at least generous enough to give her a nice reward.He was very lucky that she found it. A lot of little thugs and thier parents would have taken it and ran.
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