Lindsay Preiss a Conyers, Georgia mother is appealing to the good natured of an individual who likely bought a mug stashed with her son’s $6500 she unwittingly donated to a local Goodwill store.
A Georgia mom is desperate to get back her son’s childhood mug that she donated to a local Conyers, Goodwill store — after realizing he had stashed $6,500 inside.
‘[I feel] like the worst mom in the world. I mean I feel terrible,’ Lindsay Preiss told WSB-TV after recently donating her 27-year-old son Devon Silvey’s yellow travel mug with a Mickey Mouse sticker on it.
Silvey, who is in the process of moving, said he put the money in the mug at the family’s home after selling his car for cash on Sunday- as banks were closed.
‘At first I thought it was a joke or a prank or something like that,’ Silvey said referring to the mishap. ‘She thought I was upset about the mug being gone, which, I miss the mug as well, but what was inside was a little more important.’
Preiss took the mug to the Goodwill store on Highway 138 in Conyers.
After realizing the mistake, the family quickly called the store and managers went through hours of surveillance footage until they determined that a worker put the mug in a bin to be put out on the store shelves.
But bad news it seems- with the store now saying it is believed someone bought the mug.
‘We would be very, very thankful if you brought it back,’ Preiss said appealing to the buyer. ‘I’m just asking someone to please have it in your heart to do the right thing and give it back.’
The family is offering a monetary reward if the mug of cash is returned.