Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Printed Sunday, February 9, 2020 6:11AM EST
Final Up to date Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:47PM EST
Police in Halton Area lauded a 17-year-old aspiring instructor who discovered a bag containing as much as $30,000 of money and cheques from a dental workplace and handed it in to police with out skipping a beat on Saturday night.
Kylie McDonald informed CTV Information Toronto she was simply leaving a nail salon within the Derry Street and James Snow Parkway space of Milton on Saturday at 5 p.m. when she got here throughout a peculiar mesh bag.
“I went over to see it, not realizing I used to be going to open it and discover that a lot cash,” she stated.
She stated the bag contained a collection of white envelopes; every with a reputation on it, together with one which indicated to her it belonged to a dentist at close by clinic.
“The very first thing I assumed was whoever misplaced this in all probability freaking out. If this was me I wouldn’t know what to do,” McDonald stated. “Had been they going to lose their job due to how a lot cash they simply misplaced?”
So she referred to as Halton Regional Police.
She introduced the mesh bag to a close-by station, the place officers say they discovered $28,000 to $30,000 inside.
“I used to be even pondering lots of people my age would by no means hand something like that in. However I’m that sort of particular person the place even when I see 1000 or a pair hundred I return it.”
Requested if she thought-about even for a second whether or not to maintain some or all the money, she says no.
“No. I used to be truthfully so nervous.”
Reflecting on the invention, McDonald stated the second she got here throughout the money appeared surreal.
“It jogged my memory of a film scene.”
For his or her half, native police stated the act restored their religion in “the bulk” of youth.
“It’s acts of truthfully and civic obligation (similar to) this that replenish religion within the good-hearted nature of the vast majority of youth in our group,” they stated Sunday. “Halton Regional Police acknowledges this younger girl and commends her for her honesty and integrity.”
McDonald stated her act proves younger folks can do the precise factor similar to anybody else.
“You is usually a 17-year-old like me and nonetheless do deed.”
A dentist on the clinic met with the teenager on Sunday and rewarded her a checque for $500. McDonald stated she is going to use the cash to purchase a pc.