Police are praising an 11-year-old Nanaimo boy who happened upon a large sum of money.
The first thing the boy did right, police said, was go straight home to tell his mother, who immediately called the Nanaimo RCMP.
Police haven’t said where or when he found the cash or identified the boy and his mother, but said they were not aware when they called that if the rightful owner doesn’t come forward the money will be turned over to the finder. An RCMP press release noted that the attempt to get the money back to its rightful owner shows an exceptional degree of integrity.
So far, police have not received a report about the cash being lost or stolen.
The owner of the money is asked contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, with full details about the date or time of the loss or theft, the amount, the denominations and how the cash was stored.