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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.

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