Middleton, Mass. couple accidentally donate $2500 Campbell’s Tomato Soup can. A daughter appeals on behalf of her retired parents.
A Middleton, Massachusetts couple are singing the blues after having accidentally donated a fake Campbell’s Tomato soup can they’d use to hide thousands of dollars.
Speaking to Boston’s WFXT-TV, Amanda Mattuchio told of her parents having $2,500 in bills of $50 and $100 in the fake soup can 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.’
Mattuchio is now urging anyone who went to the food pantry to check their cabinets.
Of note, Amanda’s parents are retired and live on a fixed income.
‘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.’
Middleton couple accidentally donate $2500 Campbell’s Tomato Soup can: Would you return the money if you found it?
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.
And then there were these comments on the web that made this author wonder, see what you think?
‘Someone who works at the Middleton Food Pantry just got $2500 richer. You can bet on it.’
‘Don’t they realize there are these places called banks?’
‘If you forgot you hid $2,500 in a soup can you must of not needed it.’
‘If the person who found it got it from a soup kitchen, it’s highly likely they need the money more than the people who lost it.’
‘Would you return $2500 if you found it? Especially in a fake soup can?’