Good citizen finds lost envelope containing $40,000, returns it to owner

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:48 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


A Portland woman looking to buy a home is singing the praises of a citizen who found -- and returned to her -- a lost envelope containing $2,000 cash and a $38,000 check.

On Friday, Jan. 10, Sharon Davis -- 71, of Portland -- was at the Safeway store at SE 122nd and Sunnyside Rd. in Clackamas. She was carrying an envelope that contained $2,000 in cash, a $38,000 cashier's check, and paperwork for a home she was purchasing.

Unbeknowst to Ms. Davis, she lost the envelope containing the check and cash somewhere in the Safeway parking lot.

Ms. Davis did not become aware of the missing money until she returned to her car after getting a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The envelope had apparently slipped out from under her arm. She immediately began searching the area and frantically asking local shops if anyone had been turned in the envelope. She also contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Meanwhile, Brian Dicarlo found the envelope in the parking lot. He saw the cash inside and called 911 to report the extraordinary find -- turning the envelope and its contents over to a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy.

Working from the paperwork in the envelope, the deputy was able to locate Ms. Davis -- who was still frantically searching the Safeway parking lot -- and return the missing money and papers.

"I can't believe my good fortune," said Ms. Davis of Mr. Dicarlo. "What a good and amazing man."

Mr. Dicarlo is available to speak with media outlets.

Ms. Davis is also willing to speak to the media, but only by phone.

Please page the PIO to arrange interviews.


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Contact Info:
Robert Wurpes, Lieutenant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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