Honesty in Park City: lost wallet with $1,080 in cash, $10,000 check turned in
A woman visiting Park City from Ohio probably was the most honest person in town on Tuesday.
The Park City Police Department reported that the woman found a wallet in Old Town and turned it into the police. Inside the wallet, the police said, was $1,080 in cash, seven credit cards and a personal check written to the wallet’s owner for $10,000.
Rick Ryan, a police captain, said the wallet was turned in at the Park Avenue police station at 4:30 p.m. He said the woman found the wallet in the road at the corner of Swede Alley and Heber Avenue, a high-traffic intersection just off Main Street. The black leather wallet was apparently made by the designer brand Salvatore Ferragamo.
"There’s still good people out there, still good, honest people," Ryan said.
The woman is from Dayton. The police did not identify her. The woman’s age was unknown.
The Police Department found the wallet owner’s identification inside. The owner is a 36-year-old man from North Miami, Fla. Ryan said the police found the man through his driver license and credit cards.
Ryan said a business partner of the wallet’s owner contacted the Police Department at about the same time with the owner’s cellphone number. The police
contacted the owner and told the man the wallet was at the station. The man picked up the wallet at about 6 p.m. that day.
"He was happy to receive his property back," Ryan said.
Ryan said the man told the police he last saw the wallet while he was buying coffee, but it was not clear when that purchase was made.
Ryan said there is nothing suspicious about the episode.
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