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    Wallet Found and Returned

    A couple of weeks ago I was detecting along a creek about a mile into the woods and found this wallet. The contents were soaked and contained drivers license, ss card and other items. No cash but $3 in quarters. The young man lived about a mile from where I parked. He didn't have a clue where he lost it but was happy to have it back.Click image for larger version. 

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    Good job on the return .
    I`v been detecting for 52 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
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    Nov 2010
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    So glad you took the time to find him! Even if he'd already gotten replacements, he'd be glad his license & social security card weren't in someone's else's hands. Andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-olden years View Post
    So glad you took the time to find him! Even if he'd already gotten replacements, he'd be glad his license & social security card weren't in someone's else's hands. Andi
    Kinda funny the boy was in his early 20's and both he and his dad came outside. When I said where it was found the dad asked him what he was doing way down by the creek. He said him and a buddy went there together. As I was leaving I heard the boy saying I told you dad it wasn't in my room. I just smiled on that one as I walked back to my car.
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    Hopefully doing the right thing will come back around to you... maybe in silver coins! GL&HH!

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    Feb 2015
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    Nice work! Anytime someone tries to say our hobby is nothing but a nuisance, I think of stories like this, I think of how much trash to treasure ratio we haul out on every hunt, and how hard we try to leave the land the way we found it (minus a buried coin or two).

    Good Hunting,

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    Nice job bud...

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    Apr 2013
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    These are the stories I love hearing, Great job on the return!!

    Karma will find you. I found and returned a purse last year. The lady gave the boy and I full access to detect her 1850 bed and breakfast property, 8 acres. We found a ton of CW lead and other relics along with a little silver and other goodies.
    One of the silvers was a silver Reale...still finding bullets here and there at this site.
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    Rookie Detecting Champ

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    Wow... So nice to hear about returns good job and HH. By the way, I thought it was funny, my first name and middle initial is Christopher D
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    "Hey mister,are you poor?"

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    Kudos for your honesty. I lost a wallet at work,for sure, with $40 in it and never saw it again. Guys that I worked with for years. I lost another on the street with $1 in it and found it in my mail box with $1 still in it. It's the cards that hurt the worst, except for not trusting the people that you work with.
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    I wish someone had done that for my Dad the other day. I've returned a few in my time!

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    Yes having to cancel credit cards and going to the DMV and SS office and waiting in line is not my idea of a good time. And if you'll steal a dime you'll steal a dollar.
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    Good Job, I always like to hear about good deeds. I nominate for "Honorable Mention"

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    Excellent find/return!

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    WTG on the find & return.


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