While sorting through donated clothes a man working at the center found a lot of cash inside one item. According to the Taichung Nantung District Environmental Protection Bureau, the 28-year-old Cleanup Team member was going through bags at a collection site when he found about $10,140 inside red envelopes stuck in the pockets of a piece of clothing.
The worker notified his supervisor and the bag containing the money was taken to a local police station. Officers there found receipts and other documents identifying the owner, a 72-year-old woman. She said she’d been saving up for retirement and for her daughter’s wedding gift and her husband donated the clothing without realizing the cash was inside.
The Environmental Protection Bureau reports that the woman was so grateful to get the money back, she brought the Cleanup Team a basket of apples to show her appreciation.