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Coquitlam RCMP are hoping the owner of a wallet full of cash will come forward as soon as possible. - FILE GRAPHIC
Coquitlam RCMP are hoping the owner of a wallet full of cash will come forward as soon as possible.
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Coquitlam RCMP are trying to locate the person who may have provided a more generous donation to Big Brothers than they'd intended.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, employees at the local Value Village store discovered a large sum of cash in a wallet among a clothing donation that had just arrived. The donations had been collected by Big Brothers from more than 900 homes in the Tri-Cities, Langley, Chilliwack, White Rock and Richmond.

"There is no identification in the wallet," said Cpl. Jamie Chung. "We don't know if someone had accidentally left it in the clothing donation. For obvious reasons, we are not disclosing how much money was found and would like to speak to the owner of the property."

Police are urging the rightful owner of the cash to contact Const. Kat Blach immediately at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-3608.

Chung said the money has to be turned over to the Receiver General of the federal treasury 90 days from the date it was found.

"If you think you are the owner of the wallet and its contents, it is very important for you to contact us as soon as possible," he said.

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