Four good Samaritans turn wallet, cash found on road into Sackville RCMP

Philip Croucher, Metro Halifax
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METRO HALIFAX

It’s a story that is sure to make you smile.

The RCMP are praising the good deeds of four people who got out of their vehicles to pick up a large amount of cash scattered along the Beaver Bank Road on Sunday morning.

All tolled, it’s estimated anywhere between $2,500 and $3,000 was collected – which included both cash and cheques.

“That’s definitely not any small amount of money,” said Halifax RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae. “It’s a good news story, certainly. It’s not something that happens every day.”

Police say around 11 a.m., a man driving spotted the money after a $100 bill hit his windshield, and was then joined by three other motorists in collecting the cash and a nearby wallet, which also had money in it.

The Good Samaritans included a woman and three men, who ranged in age from 32 and 66.

The man who first found the money collected everything and dropped it off at the Sackville RCMP detatchment, where police then reached out to the owner of the wallet using identification found inside.

Shortly after leaving a voice mail, police heard back from a woman who stated her father, who is from New Brunswick, had lost his wallet. The money and the wallet were then returned to him.

“He was very pleased,” MacRae said of the  owner. “He was appreciative of the kindness and generosity of what these people did.”

MacRae said it’s unclear how the money got where it did, but it’s possible the man left the wallet on top of his car while driving.

Organizations: RCMP, Beaver Bank

Geographic location: New Brunswick

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