Montville resident honored for returning man’s lost cash

Posted Feb. 08, 2011, at 11:27 p.m.

Bangor police recently recognized a Montville man for taking steps to make sure that a bank envelope he found Jan. 29 was returned to its rightful owners.

The bank envelope was reported missing two days later by a Glenburn woman who visited the police station to report that her husband recently had cashed a $425.17 check at a Bangor bank and did not notice that the envelope containing the cash was missing until he got home, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday in a news release.

Edwards said the woman provided a list of several places he had visited that day — including Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street — hoping someone might have found the money and turned it in.

Officer Jason Stuart, who handled the report from the man who found the cash, easily matched the found property and missing property reports and was able to return all of the missing money to its owners.

Stuart later presented the Montville man one of the Police Department’s Challenge Coins in recognition of the good Samaritan’s unselfishness and honesty in turning in a substantial amount of cash that wasn’t his, Edwards said.

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