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Did you lose $2,000? Well you are in luck because of an honest homeless man!

Members of the public often come to the Detachment front counter to turn in found property, in hopes we’ll be able to track down the rightful owner. Recently, a man came by and turned over a large sum of money that he’d found on a street in Langford. The sum was just over $2,000!

It is unusual for such a large amount of money to be turned in, but perhaps what is more surprising about this situation is that the man who found it is self-described as being in his 60’s and currently homeless. Despite his current situation, the man realized the money belonged to someone out there and turned it in because he felt it was the right thing to do.

This is an incredible display of honesty and selflessness, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson of the West Shore RCMP. “If we are not successful in identifying the rightful owner within 90 days, this good Samaritan will receive the cash.”

Anyone wishing to lay claim to this found cash can contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Specific details of the amount, denominations, and location where the money was found will be required, and thoroughly vetted by investigating officers.

UPDATE: Owner of money possibly found:

Looks like we might have a match to the $2000 found by a homeless man in Langford!! An observant Victoria Buzz fan sent…

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Monday, June 15, 2015

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