Woman returns $15,000 she found on the floor while trekking to work
A Michigan woman has made headlines due to her act of honesty which ensured that a newlywed couple were able to recover their lost cash.
Diane Gordon who walks almost three miles to work every day for the past year found a plastic bag containing $15,0000 when she was on her way to work, FOX 2 Detroit reports.
She returned the bag of money said to be the couple’s wedding cash which just laid on the floor outside a gas station.
Gordon said she had been walking 2.7 miles to work at VC Fresh Marketplace daily after her car broke down in February, 2022.
According to the honest woman, when she was walking back home after a shift on January 21, she stopped by a gas station when she noticed a plastic bag with a large amount of cash in it.
“I looked down on the ground and found a plastic bag with a large sum of money in it. When you turned it over there was even more money.”
She reported her findings to the police, saying “This doesn’t belong to me.”
Lt. Matthew Ivory of the White Lake Police Department said an investigation was launched into where the money came from shortly after, and discovered it belonged to newlyweds.
He added; “It never really crossed her mind to do anything other than turn it over. Inside the bag was also wedding cards, these were gifts from a wedding that occurred that day. I think it was $14,780 worth of cash”.
The police officer explained that after the money was safely returned to its original owners, someone in the department set up a GoFundMe to make sure Gordon can get a new car.
The Lieutenant said; “Dianne does not have a vehicle, and walks back and forth to VC’s daily, regardless of the Michigan elements, where she works in the deli. She self admittedly ‘needed the money’ and ‘it would be life-changing’ for her, but that she didn’t think twice about not turning it in,” reads the fundraiser, which has already surpassed its $25,000 goal with over $45,000 in donations.
There ultimately was found to be $14,780 along with wedding cards in the bag which were the gifts of a newly married couple that day. Dianne is a perfect example of integrity and selflessness even in her own time of need. We will be working with Szott Automotive to get Dianne a vehicle with the funds raised.”