COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish volunteer in a secondhand charity shop has found $8,284 in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale.

Jens Erik Christensen told a regional daily that the woman’s coat was in a bag with other clothes left in the DanChurchSocial shop’s container near Soroe, 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Copenhagen.

Christensen told the newspaper Dagbladet Ringsted og Sjaellandske on Thursday that he was checking the coat’s buttons, zippers and pockets when he noticed a bulge in one pocket and found the money in euro bills.

He said he was “a bit surprised” but didn’t hesitate to call the police so they could investigate who owned the coat before donating it.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.