Good Samaritan finds and helps return Detroit woman’s stimulus check

Good samaritan finds and helps return woman's stimulus check

DETROIT – A Detroit woman is thankful to someone she doesn’t even know after her lost stimulus check was returned to her.

Monica Lesher lost her stimulus check and after a week gave up any hope it would be found. But something else came in the mail that changed everything.

About two weeks ago Lesher was at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit for some x-rays and on the way out she lost her stimulus check.

“I dropped my stimulus check without realizing it, drove all the way home, laid down and my first thought was, ‘Oh my god. Where’s my check?’” Lesher said. “I looked everywhere. Even called the coffee shop to see if they had found it. Called the hospital a couple times. So I just kind of gave up.”

She gave up on the $600 lifeline.

“That was my rent money, that was April’s rent. I’ve been unemployed for a while now. It ruined me. I was beside myself,” Lesher said.

After about a week, Lesher had given up all hope, thinking her stimulus check had blown through the hospital parking lot and into thin air.

But then a letter came in the mail. Someone found her check and it was at hospital security, waiting. That means someone stopped in this parking lot and picked up what looked like trash and realized it was much more.

“I just want them to know it doesn’t go underappreciated,” Lesher said.

She wants to find whoever found her check and thank them.

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Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.

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