Minnesota woman receives stolen wallet after 50 years

A former employee of the Dayton’s department store in Minneapolis has her wallet back nearly 50 years after it was stolen while she was working behind the cosmetics counter.

KARE-TV reports that Linda Rost’s olive-green wallet was stolen from her purse in 1969.

The wallet was recently rediscovered when the department store was undergoing renovations. Demolition worker Char Nelson discovered the wallet when ductwork came down. Nelson connected with Rost on Facebook and returned the wallet to her.

Rost says the wallet only contained a couple of dollars when it was stolen. The money was gone, but the wallet did have a gas bill, a card of buttons, an old student ID and photos of her cousins.

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Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com