Woman’s wallet allegedly stolen 8 years ago returned intact with $141 in cash

June 13, 2017 5:43 pm Last Updated: June 13, 2017 5:43 pm


Imagine losing your wallet and everything in it, including over $100 in cash and your Social Security card. To say it would spark panic and a desperate search might be an understatement. The thought of all of your information floating out there somewhere would definitely horrify you, as you painstakingly call all of your credit card companies to cancel your cards.

Of course, you hope and pray that someone does a good deed and returns your wallet, but a day passes and then that day turns into weeks, and you eventually give up hope. That’s what happened to Courtney Connolly after her wallet was stolen out of her car in Wellfleet, Massachusetts in 2009.

Eight years passed.


In March 2017 Connolly’s wallet suddenly reappeared when someone gave it to a Boston police officer, as seen in the video below. The police officer used information she found inside the wallet to deliver it to what used to be Connolly’s home. Luckily her brother and sister-in-law now live there, so Connolly’s sister-in-law texted her to tell her she had her wallet.

Connolly told ABC News that at first she didn’t believe her sister-in-law, because of course she had her current wallet. What she didn’t know was the wallet her sister-in-law had in her possession was the one she lost eight years ago.

She couldn’t believe it.


What made it more unbelievable is that her wallet looked exactly as it did in 2009 when it was stolen, even containing a memorable fortune cookie message and the $141 in cash. “This gift falls in my lap eight years later when I needed it more than anything,” she told ABC News. Connolly is now a nursing student and is also training to compete in a powerlifting competition, so she says the money came at the perfect time.

Ironically enough, the fortune cookie message read, “Soon you will receive pleasant news.”

Watch the news report on this incredible story in the video below.

(H/T: Good News Network)