Police praise 'honesty' of north Derbyshire woman who handed in cash she found on pavement
A north Derbyshire police team has praised the honesty of a woman who found £45 in cash on the pavement and handed it in.
Officers from Clay Cross Police Safer Neighbourhood Team say the money has been returned to its rightful owner who lost it while shopping.
A police team spokesperson said: “Officers would like to thank a loyal Clay Cross resident for her honesty after finding £45 in cash on the pavement near to her address and notifying her local police station.
“The money has now been returned to the rightful owner who dropped it on her way home from shopping in the town.
“Despite all the problems around us, it is nice to see that honesty and integrity is still alive and kicking on our doorsteps.”
There was also plenty of praise for the woman on Facebook – with some saying she now deserves a cash reward for her honesty.
Cara Lois posted: “Very rare. Hats off to the lady who found it. Most would have pocked it and gone.
"Don’t laugh but I think she should get a community award – cash.”
Jennifer Colledge said: “Good one. Bet the person who dropped it couldn't believe their luck that a good honest person handed in to the police. You are a hero.”
While Ann Hoole said: “Nice to know there are some honest people about, well done.”
Eileen Treweek said it was ‘lovely news’.
She added: “I thought well, she will never get that back poor lass. So just shows how wrong you can be. God Bless that honest person.”