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Missing money? RCMP looking for rightful owner of 'significant amount' found in Coquitlam

An individual turned in the cash after finding it on Schoolhouse Street near Rochester Park.
Canadian cash
Canadian cash.

Mounties say a "significant amount" of money was handed over to them after it was found in Coquitlam earlier this month.

Now, police are hoping its rightful owner can claim it.

On Feb. 9, an individual walking in the 400-block of Schoolhouse Street — near Rochester Park — discovered a large sum of money and turned it in to the local detachment.

Const. Deanna Law says a series of questions will be asked to ensure the right person gets their money back.

This includes the correct amount, denominations and what carried the cash.

Law explains this incident is an example of how local residents should call RCMP to report lost money, especially if it's a large sum.

"There is no reason to feel embarrassed," she adds in a news release today (Feb. 16).

"Accidents happen and police would simply like to get the money back to the individual that lost it."

If the cash found on Feb. 9 is yours, you can claim it by calling Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file-number 2022-3499