$600 lost at courthouse claimed by wrong man

January 24, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say $600 lost by a man who went to a western Pennsylvania man who went to a county courthouse to pay child support has been “found” — illegally — by the wrong man.

Allegheny County sheriff’s Lt. Jack Kearney says a man mistakenly forgot the envelope containing the money when he emptied his pockets to go through a metal detector at the courthouse in Pittsburgh on Friday.

About 90 minutes later, another man approached a deputy manning the detector and claimed to have forgotten the money. Only trouble is, the man to whom the money really belonged returned later to claim it, only to learn that it was already gone.

Deputies are reviewing court logs and surveillance video to determine who illegally claimed the money. That person could be charged with theft.



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