Should Ashley Donaldson be allowed to keep the cash that she found?
There are new developments in the story of Plano teenager Ashley Donaldson, who turned in $2,000 she found in an envelope on the ground in North Dallas — only to find out that when no one claimed it the city planned to keep it.
Dallas police Chief David Brown issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the department will follow a provision in state law in determining what happens to the funds.
- It requires public notice be given 30 days after someone finds money and turns it into the police.
- There will then be a 90-day waiting period.
- If a claimant comes forward, the police department will hold a hearing.
If no rightful owner comes forward during this four-month period, the money will be returned to Ashley, a 15-year-old student at Shepton High School.