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$85,000 in cash found inside Value Village donation bag

$85,000 in cash found inside Value Village donation bag
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Two employees at a Value Village production facility in East Vancouver were shocked this week when they found $85,000 in a donated bag.

Store manager Jeffrey Stonehouse said as soon as the money was found, their company policy required them to tally it and call police who were able to identify the owner of the money by using a bank receipt that was mixed in with the cash.

“She wasn’t too sure what it was, it was just an old shopping bag with what looked like envelopes and papers. So, she pulled out the first envelope, and ripped it open, and leaned over the table and said, ‘not much!’ Just leaned over and shouted it to me. We quickly left the sales floor, the production floor, with the bag, and went to the office, and started to do an investigation on what we had found,” Stonehouse explained.

According to the Value Village manager, the cash was inside a yellow plastic bag and was stashed away over 25 years ago by an elderly woman who recently moved into a care home. 

The money also included $100 bills that may be worth more than its face value because it’s a centennial collectible.

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