A Massachusetts couple is out $2,500 after they accidentally donated a fake can of soup the used to hide their savings.\
Amanda Mattuchio told WFXT-TV in Boston her parents had $2,500 in bills of $50 and $100 in the fake Campbell’s Tomato Soup tucked in their cabinet along with other real cans of soup.
Her parents cleared out their cabinet after a neighbor asked if they wanted to donate canned goods to a local senior center. They noticed their money was missing weeks later.
“When they went to put some more money into the can, they realized it had been put in with the donations,” the daughter said. “It was kind of devastating.”
The donations ended up at the Middleton Food Pantry, which Frank Leary runs. He told the station the pantry receives hundreds of canned soups a week.
“That amount of money is a terrible, terrible loss for anyone,” Leary said. “That Campbell tomato soup is sitting in someone’s cabinet right now and they don’t even know it.”Now, Mattuchio is urging anyone who went to the food pantry to check their cabinets.
“I just hope whoever did find the money,” she said. “If it has been found that they see this and they find it in their heart to return it.”
The Middleton police have helped the family try to retrieve the can, and Leary said he’ll keep an eye out if the can shows up.
Meanwhile, Mattuchio said if the can isn’t returned, she hopes the money would help whoever has it.
If you received a fake can of soup containing $2,500, what would you do? Would you return it?