Goodwill finds $43K in donated bathrobe pocket - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Goodwill finds $43K in donated bathrobe pocket, returns money to family

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

The Goodwill branch in Monroe, Mich. received a donated bag of clothes. When employees were going through the items they found $43,000 stashed in the pockets of a bathrobe.

"There was this blue, terrycloth bathrobe, a gentleman's robe. I brought it up to sort it and I noticed something down in one of the pockets, so I grabbed it out just figuring it was probably garbage. Lo and behold, I opened up the envelope and there was bands of hundred dollar bills in it," says employee Tyler.  

He and a fellow employee, Laura, had discovered a total of $43,000 in two different pockets.

"I couldn't believe it. I was astonished. I just froze and I was immediately nervous because I'm like, somebody's looking for this or they don't even know it's gone, and I've got somebody's savings here that doesn't even know it," Tyler says. 

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from the employees in a report from FOX 2's Jason Carr

Tyler immediately called his boss and the police. Tyler says the officer came with a little ziplock bag expecting to collect a few hundred dollars, but when the officer learned it was in the tens of thousands of dollars the officer contacted his boss.

Luckily for the family that donated the clothes, some ID mixed in with the money so they got it back.

"When people make donations at the door here, that's Goodwill's property ... and it's my job to make sure that we handle all that stuff with respect. I just had to make sure the money had to go back to who it belonged to," Tyler says.

  • Jason CarrJason CarrMore>>

  • Michigan craft brewer debuts fall flavor in glow in the dark can

    Michigan craft brewer debuts fall flavor in glow in the dark can

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:02:52 GMT
    Michigan craft brewer Griffin Claw is rolling out a new flavor for fall in a special, glow in the dark can.The Birmingham-based brewing company's Screaming Pumpkin flavor in a can that glows with malicious, delicious intent.To see Jason Carr's full report including what spices make up the new brew, click the player above.
    Michigan craft brewer Griffin Claw is rolling out a new flavor for fall in a special, glow in the dark can.The Birmingham-based brewing company's Screaming Pumpkin flavor in a can that glows with malicious, delicious intent.To see Jason Carr's full report including what spices make up the new brew, click the player above.
  • School supply drive for children in military families

    School supply drive for children in military families

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:32:35 GMT
    Active duty military families are in need of school supplies.
    Active duty military families are in need of school supplies.
  • 'Hell's Kitchen' casting call attracts chefs from all over Detroit area

    'Hell's Kitchen' casting call attracts chefs from all over Detroit area

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:53:14 GMT
    "Hell's Kitchen" is holding an open casting call in Southfield.
    "Hell's Kitchen" is holding an open casting call in Southfield.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices