An elderly man mistakenly donated a suitcase containing $100,000 (£60,000) to his local second hand shop, sparking a police hunt for the bargain hunters who bought it.
The man who donated the bag apparently realised his mistake when his wife told him that she had been keeping their life savings in the old suitcase.
Staff at the Salvation Army shop in Beaconsfield said that the man had returned to the store to plead with them to find the case. However, it had been sold two days earlier.
Brad Halse, a spokesman for The Salvation Army, said the shop was trying to trace the buyer through recent credit card transactions.
But he said with the cash sewn into the lining, it was possible the buyer did not even know he or she had hit the jackpot.
“Any person could have bought the suitcase and be completely unaware that there’s anything in the lining,” Mr Halse said.
Hmm………… wonder what the suitcase looked like? Maybe like this one?