Score! Man finds $6000 in donated op shop jacket pocket
If you found $6000 cash in an op shop jacket would you hand it in?
A man in the Melbourne suburb of Mornington was faced with this conundrum recently after feeling something bulky in the trendy brown leather jacket that had caught his eye.
A peek inside a top pocket uncovered an envelope that contained a fat wad of 60 brand new $100 bills.
He faced a few options - including not reporting it to police until he had purchased the jacket and thus taken ownership of its contents.
"I don't know if he still agrees with his decision but he mentioned it to the manager who brought the gear into us," Mornington Police property office manager John Wynn told AAP on Wednesday.
"Whether or not it was drug money or an estate or someone who cleared out a wardrobe for whatever reason, who knows.
"There is no answer because we didn't find the (original) owner."
A name written on the envelope didn't help in their search and after three months holding the cash police wrote a cheque for $6000 to the jacket's new owner - St Vincent de Paul.
It wasn't the only good news Mr Wynn delivered that day.
A "little old lady" received $540 after finding a satchel full of coins on a Mornington street three months earlier.
"She was over the moon with Christmas coming up," Mr Wynn said.