Four motorists gather $2,500 found on roadside, return it to owner

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HALIFAX — Four people are being credited with doing the right thing Sunday when they stopped to collect a wallet and more than $2,500 in bills and cheques that were scattered across a road.

Police say one of the four took the money and wallet to the RCMP in Lower Sackville, where an officer was later contacted by the daughter of a 56-year-old New Brunswick man who had lost his wallet after he left it on top of his car and drove off along Beaverbank Road.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said one of the four motorists stopped when he noticed cash hitting his windshield around 11 a.m.

“That got the motorist’s attention,” he said. “He stopped and noticed that three other people had already stopped and were gathering money from the side of the road.”

MacRae said the Good Samaritans included a woman and three men between the ages of 32 and 66.

“These people stopped, gathered the money and did the right thing,” MacRae said.

“This shows the good side of human nature. This was a large quantity of cash that could have gone missing forever. ... It shows that there’s goodwill out there.”

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Lower Sackville, New Brunswick, Beaverbank Road

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