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Chinese woman gets cash from purse returned – a decade after she lost it

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 June, 2017, 1:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 12 June, 2017, 1:34pm

A woman in eastern China has had the cash inside a purse returned a decade after she lost it, according to a news website report.

The woman lost the purse, which also contained her bank and identity cards, about 10 years ago when she was working in Nanjing in Jiangsu province, Thepaper.cn reported.

The woman did not report the loss of the purse and the 268 yuan (US$39) inside to the police and later moved to neighbouring Anhui province.

However, a man did find the purse at the time, but promptly forgot about it after taking it home.

He then found it last year after preparing to move home and handed it to a policeman in Nanjing.

The officer was finally able to track the woman down using her identity card.

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The woman, who was not named, was reluctant to travel all the way back to Nanjing to reclaim her belongings and such a comparatively small amount of money.

Police got round the problem by sending the money back to her on her account on the social media platform WeChat.