Goodwill Worker Finds $7,500 in Pile of Donated Shoes

CEO says he wants to find the money's owner

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    A newcomer to the United States apparently had quite a first day working at a downstate Goodwill store.

    The nonprofit charity says Teodora Petrova from Bulgaria found $7,500 in a bundle of shoes donated recently to the Goodwill store in Glen Carbon.

    Petrova turned the money over to the manager, who then told company executives.

    The charity's president and chief executive says it's eager to find the owner of the money. The charity figures it may have been left with the shoes accidentally.

    If the owner isn't found, Goodwill says the money will go toward the charity's job-placement efforts.