Honesty ends in cash windfall for student Dixie

Constable Care with Dixie Bonney (11) of Gosnells.  Ashburton Drive Primary School student Dixie Bonney found a wallet and passed it onto the Police to find the owner.
Constable Care with Dixie Bonney (11) of Gosnells. Ashburton Drive Primary School student Dixie Bonney found a wallet and passed it onto the Police to find the owner.

Ashburton Drive Primary School Year 6 student Dixie was outside school one afternoon when she saw a wallet on the ground.

She did not even peek inside the wallet but took it her teacher.

‘My mum had talked to me about how if I find something I should hand it in to someone I trust,’ she said.

The teacher and school principal, seeing that the wallet contained a wad of cash, passed it to Gosnells police.

Officers, after waiting two months in case the owner claimed the wallet, decided to give the unclaimed cash ” more than $300 ” to Dixie as a reward, and Constable Care visited Dixie at school last week to give her a certificate of recognition for her integrity.

She will also receive a certificate of recognition this week from City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths.

Dixie’s mother Veronica Hedlam said Dixie would not have made any other choice.

‘She knows you don’t take anything that’s not yours, it’s as simple as that,’ she said.

‘The simple things in life are what’s important.’

Dixie plans to spend the unexpected windfall by going to the movies, and spending some on new clothes and shoes.