Homeless B.C. man finds $2,000, turns it in to RCMP

WATCH: What would you do if you found $2,000 you know didn’t belong to you? A homeless man turned the money in, hoping it got back to the rightful owner and that act of kindness could pay him back that much or more. Kylie Stanton has our report.

VANCOUVER – A homeless man who found $2,000 on the street in Langford, B.C., turned it in to the RCMP recently.

This is an incredible display of honesty and selflessness, said Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. “If we are not successful in identifying the rightful owner within 90 days, this Good Samaritan will receive the cash.”

Bérubé said despite his current situation, the man, who is in his 60s, realized the money belonged to someone else and turned it in because it was the right thing to do.

After Mike Kelly saw the response to the story on his website, Victoria Buzz, he launched an online fundraiser to support the man. In less than a day, the goal of $2,400 had been reached with more donations coming in by the minute. Those interested in donating to the fundraiser can go here.

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Anyone wishing to lay claim to this found cash can contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Specific details of the amount, denominations, and location where the money was found will be required, and thoroughly vetted by investigating officers.

-with files from Kylie Stanton