Somebody accidentally made a $14,000 Goodwill donation, now more than one dozen people are fighting over the cash. There are at least 15 people claiming the money belongs to them. Are any of them the true owners?
Somebody in St. Louis accidentally donated $14,505 in cash to Goodwill. The store's manager found the 266 $50 bills, 12 $100 bills, and one $5 bill in a box of Christmas donations. When she found the cash, store manager Tina Wells said, "Oh my God. I have money. I found a lot of money."
Because she turned in the money, Wells will actually get a reward, which is wonderful. It is great that she was honest, and will still receive recognition for her honesty. She said, "I can go home and sleep at night now. Otherwise, it'd come back and bite me. I really do think honesty is the best policy."
The store knows tha the person who made the accidental $14,000 Goodwill donation was in a Ford F150 pickup truck because they were captured on surveillance video. Unfortunately, the video does not show the truck's license plate number.
MERS Goodwill CEO Lewis Chartock said, "It turns out that right now, 15 people think they donated the money." There is absolutely no way that 15 people could be missing over $14,000. There is just no way. It is too bad that so many people have claimed this accidental Goodwill donation because somebody really is missing their money, and so many people coming forward is tying up this cash for the person who really accidentally donated it.
Do you donate to Goodwill? Have you ever accidentally donated something you didn't mean to donate?