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Woman finds $15,000 in cash and immediately calls police even though it was life-changing money

Woman finds $15,000 in cash and immediately calls police even though it was life-changing money

Now a separate fundraiser has been set up for Diane

A woman who walks to work every day because she can't afford to repair her car couldn't believe it when she stumbled upon $15,000 in cash - and decided to phone the police right away.

Dianne Gordon of White Lake, Michigan, was walking her daily 2.7 miles to work - a walk she has been doing five days a week since her car broke down last February - when she stumbled upon the bag.

She had stopped into a BP gas station for sustenance to keep her going on her journey when she noticed a 'plastic bag with a large sum of money in it.'

Without thinking twice, she grabbed the bag and phoned the police.

While some people might have had a moment of weakness and run off with the money, Diane didn't even consider it.

"This doesn’t belong to me, I need to call a police officer," she remembered thinking.

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered that the bag of cash belonged to a pair of newlyweds who married earlier that same day.

Speaking to Fox News about the discovery, Lt Matthew Ivory said: "Inside the bag was also wedding cards, these were gifts from a wedding that occurred that day. I think it was $14,780 worth of cash."

He noted that that amount of money would have changed Diane's life, 'especially under the idea that she doesn't have transportation.'

Dianne didn't think twice about returning the money.
Fox 2 Detroit

Not only does Diane have to walk an exhausting distance to work every day - often in icy cold conditions - but she regularly misses out on her grandkids' events since she can't 'jump into the car and drive over to see them.'

While Diane agrees that that money 'could have made [her] life a whole lot easier', she was always determined to get it back to its rightful owners.

"It's okay, it didn't belong to me," she said.

When police managed to track down the happily married couple and return their cash, they turned their attention back to Diane.

Hoping to help out the good samaritan, the team set up a fundraiser to help Diane get a car.

"One of our officer’s wives actually set up a GoFundMe," Lt Ivory explained.

"The world could probably use a few more Dianes."

Police decided to set up a fundraiser for Dianne.
Fox 2 Detroit

Reacting to the police response, Diane admitted she was 'floored.'

"I mean, I didn't do anything special."

Diane's fundraiser, which you can find here, is just a few hundred dollars short of its $25,000 goal.

"Diane is a perfect example of integrity and selflessness even in her own time of need," the fundraiser reads.

All she asks in return for her kindness is that other people follow in her footsteps.

She says: "You find something that doesn’t belong to you, don’t keep it."

Featured Image Credit: FOX 2 Detroit / YouTube

Topics: US News, News, Good News, Money