Thursday, January 2, 2014

Judge Lets Church Keep Trash Bag Full Of Cash

Bin-bag /Rex

A church in York has received a £100,000 windfall, after a court ruled it could keep a bin-bag full of cash left on a doorstep.

The bag was found in the city's Haxby Road in August, prompting a police investigation, reports the York Press.

Detectives suspected it was linked to crime but found no evidence of that and the money has now been awarded to the St Thomas with St Maurice Church which owns the property where it was found.

Eleanor Course, from the Diocese of York, said the church would use the money in the local community.

She said: "It's great news for the church".

A hearing was held at York Magistrates Court to decide what should happen to the money, and it was awarded to the church council.

St Thomas with St Maurice has yet to decide how to use the money but Ms Course said: "It will be spent to continue the work of the church in the community."


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