Halifax Regional Police has located the owner of the money that was found in Dartmouth earlier this year.
On February 9, officers responded to a Dartmouth thrift store after an employee located several thousands of dollars hidden inside a bundle of folded drapes. The money was contained within several sealed envelopes and the information inside indicated that the money would have been withdrawn in 2006 from a Guysborough County bank. Officers followed-up with the bank, but given the time since the withdrawal, it was not possible to obtain more information on the owner. A media release was issued on February 13 in an attempt to locate the owner.
Earlier this month, a woman contacted police and advised that she had donated the personal belongings of a loved one who passed away in January 2015 to charity. Investigators were able to verify through the woman and the bank that the money belonged to the person who had passed away. The money has since been turned over to the next of kin.
We extend our sincere thanks to the employee of the Dartmouth thrift store who found the money and did the right thing by turning it over to police so that it could be returned to the rightful owner.
Halifax Regional Police thanks the media and the public for their assistance in this matter.