Briton finds 29,000 euros in case, hands in to police

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A British woman living on the Greek island of Corfu on Wednesday found and returned a lost briefcase containing the equivalent of over 29,000 euros, local police said.

The 59-year-old, who was not identified, came upon the briefcase on the roadside after shopping at a supermarket a few kilometres (miles) from the island's main town of Kerkyra, the police said.

It contained 27,000 euros, nearly 2,000 pounds sterling (2,200 euros), a passport, a bank deposit book and a cellphone.

This enabled the authorities to alert the owner, a company employee, who said the money was intended for staff salaries.

It was not immediately clear if the woman was offered a finder's fee.

© 2011 AFP

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