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Diamond Bonus Bling: Woman Gets More Than Just Jeans at Goodwill

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

The old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But after Deb Thompson’s Monday trip to a Coon Rapids, Minn., Goodwill store, she’s proving that’s not always the case.

Thompson, 53, went to the store to pick up a pair of $3.99 jean capris her daughter suggested she might like because of all the “bling” on them.

But when she returned home to try them on, she discovered way more “bling” than she had bargained for. There was a diamond ring in the right pocket.

“I took the ring out of my pocket and I sat on the floor with my daughter and her fiancé. I put my arm out in the center, and I opened it in my palm and we all just went, ‘Wow. Oh my God,” Thompson told ABC News.

All Thompson could think to herself was, “Oh geez, somebody lost their ring. The husband or fiancé must be out there saying, ‘You’re not getting another one!’”

Now Thompson, of Hamlake, Minn., is working with Goodwill to try to find the ring’s original owner. They posted Thompson’s unusual ”Lost and Found” story on their Facebook page in hopes the owner will see it, come forward and claim what’s rightfully his or hers.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, she said Goodwill had received about seven emails from people claiming to be the owner, but there was nothing concrete.

Thompson is leaving the background-checking up to Goodwill. She did, however, have a very specific way she’d like the scenario to end.    [Read More...]

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