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Recycling worker finds (and returns) €1,500 hidden in a shoe

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Apr 1st 2015, 2:18 PM 19,123 22

Panda worker finds €1,500 in recycling skip 101 Costica Nedelcu Source: Marc O'Sullivan

IT SEEMS WORKERS with recycling company Panda have a bit of an altruistic side to them.

Last year a worker found €3,000, and was able to return it to its rightful owner.

Now another employee has found €1,500 – this time hidden in a shoe.

Costica Nedelcu found the wad of cash while working at Panda’s recycling centre.

According to the company, it was returned to its rightful owner soon afterwards – a woman with Alzheimer’s who had hidden the money in a shoe for safe-keeping.

It had inadvertently been thrown out when the woman’s daughter was cleaning out her house.

Panda worker finds €1,500 in recycling skip 303 Source: Marc O'Sullivan

Panda is advising anyone caring for older people to take a good look at any items before they’re thrown in a skip.

Read: Panda worker found almost €3,000 in a skip and got it back to the rightful owner >

More: The best way to boost Europe’s economy? ‘Give everyone €175 each month’ >

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