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Clarksville Police Department states Man finds almost $13,000 on top of a Trach Can and returns it

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On June 23rd, 2012, around 5:30pm, Kenneth Allen, 49, 619 Helton Drive, Clarksville found a blue bank bag sitting on top of a trash can, outside of a convenience store at 811 Peachers Mill Road.  He got quite a surprise when he looked inside the bag and saw a large amount of cash and a 51 year old man’s wallet inside.

He tried to find the bank bag’s owner at the convenience store and also attempted to contact the owner at the home address listed on the driver’s license, but was unsuccessful.

He called Clarksville Police who took possession of the bag and counted the money; there was $12,764.73 inside.

Based on a preliminary investigation, it was believed the 51 year may have been admitted to the hospital, so the money was checked into evidence. Police were able contact the owner and found out he had a reaction to his medication and was hospitalized and that’s when the bag was left at the convenience store.

The money has been returned to the owner.


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