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A worker at a Texas thrift store made an unusual discovery while going through a box of donations – $17,050 in the pocket of an old coat. Guadalupe Reesor, who works at the Resale Shop owned by Jewish Family Service in Richardson, was sorting clothing donations and examining them for stains and holes when she discovered something in the pocket of a black pea coat – $17,050 separated into four envelopes. Reesor brought the cash to her boss, Assistant Manager Kristina Russell and Russell contacted Cathy Barker, chief operating officer at Jewish Family Service. The workers examined the envelopes and discovered one of them bore a name they connected to an entry in the store’s donor database. The donor, a 78-year-old widow named Sheri, said she donated her husband’s old coat after his death in January. She said she did not know about the stash of cash. The store cut Sheri a check for the $17,500 found in the coat’s pocket. Sheri awarded Reesor $1,000 for her honesty.


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