Woman donated $26,000 to Salvation Army by mistake

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An elderly Australian resident has lost A$25,000 (NZ$26,000) in cash after mistakenly donating the cushions she stored the money in to charity.

The 76-year-old returned to the South Fremantle Salvation Army store in Western Australia last month after realising her mistake, but the two pale printed cushions were gone.

“I’ve got a little bit of money in the bank which I use to pay my bills but this money was my security to help my kids if they needed anything desperately,” she said.

She said keeping a portion of her money out of the bank was something she had done since the global economic crisis.

15 Responses

  1. I found this article funny. I bet the lady will never keep her money in her cushions again. I hope she gets her money back.

  2. Wow, why keep it in the cushions? And how do you forget where you put $26,000?

  3. Oh wow that is a lot of money….. But the thing we learn from this is always check things over before donating or giving it away!

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