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Workers find $43K in pockets of donated clothing

Friday, January 31, 2014
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MONROE, Mich. — Workers going through donated clothing at a Michigan thrift store turned up more than $43,000 in the pockets of suits and a robe.

Goodwill manager Tyler Gedelian tells The Monroe Evening News that he sometimes finds loose change clothing, but nothing like what happened Wednesday at the Monroe store. Stuffed in envelopes in the pockets were tidy stacks of $100 bills.

The 29-year-old called police, who tracked down the man who donated the clothes. The newspaper reports that person was cleaning out an elderly relative's closet and took the clothes to Goodwill; he didn't know there might be money hidden in them.

Goodwill job coach Laura Pietscher was helping Gedelian sort the clothes at the time of the discovery. Gedelian says his biggest concern was finding the rightful owner.

 
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