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Veteran who lost $4,200 at Mystic restaurant gets money back from another veteran who found it

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MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — A veteran from Mystic who accidentally lost an envelope full of cash at a restaurant on Veterans Day, got his money back Wednesday from another veteran who found it!

In a post on Facebook, Angie’s Pizza & Pier 27 Lounge said it all started on Monday around noon. Benjamin Donovan went in for lunch in honor of Veterans Day and lost an envelope with $4,200 inside.

The restaurant did a thorough search, but came up empty. Donovan and the restaurant then posted on Facebook, asking whoever may have taken it to do the right thing and give it back.

However, it turned out that another veteran, Bill Palifka, had found the money in the bathroom but was weary of turning in such a large amount to the restaurant.

Palifka then left for a business trip that Monday and was planning to turn the money in to the police on Wednesday. But when his wife saw the news coverage, Palifka contacted Donovan directly to return the money.

Donovan is very happy with the outcome and says all donations he received when he lost the money will be returned.


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