Police praise mother who returned lost wallet

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POLICE have praised a mother for handing in a wallet found at a Perth park, which contained more than $1000 cash.

Clarkson Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Lumb said the “good news story” of being able to return the wallet to its owner made a change from the usual issues police dealt with.

Alkimos resident Whitney Chrisp said she found the wallet at a Butler park on September 9 while her daughter Harper (2) was playing there.

Clarkson Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Lumb with Whitney Chrisp and Harper (2).

“It was full of cards and cash,” she said.

“All I could think is if this ever happened to me, that I could get my wallet back.”

She handed it in at Clarkson police station later that day, where the owner had already reported it missing and police were able to return it to her.

Sgt Lumb presented Ms Chrisp with a certificate of appreciation on September 13.

“It’s nice to see honest people these days,” he said.

“I lost my wallet with $40 in it and I never saw it again.

“It’s amazing how many people don’t understand that stealing by finding is an offence and we do charge for it.”