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Bag handed in was worth half a million say police

Austrian police have revealed that a bag stuffed with gold coins and Swiss bank notes that was found by a bus driver at the end of his shift had been worth more than half a million euros.

The money represented the entire savings of a 77-year-old woman from Vienna who had her property returned.

According to police sources the woman was under a so-called "sachwalter" which means that somebody else had been appointed by a court to help look after her possessions and property and affairs. A sachwalter is usually awarded against a person of diminished mental faculties either because of old age or illness.

It is unclear how she managed to end up with all of her property in a bag given that it should have been in the care of court officials appointed to look after her.

The honest bus driver in the meantime has not received any reward for his actions.

He said: "I carry out a check of the bus after the last passenger gets off, just to see if anybody has forgotten something. It was a perfectly normal woman's handbag if rather heavy – when I saw it was packed full of money and coins."

Vienna Times

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