Log Out | Member Center

60°F

83°/60°

Boy might get $10,000 found at hotel

  • Published Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, May 16, 2014, at 11:35 a.m.

Ten-year-old Tyler Schaefer might just get to keep the $10,000 he found in a hotel room drawer last year.

Officials from the Missouri state treasurer’s office wrote Thursday to Police Chief Darryl Forté asking police to turn the money over to them so the office could start proceedings to allow the boy and his father, who lives in South Dakota, to claim the money.

Tyler, visiting here with his dad, was commended for turning in the neatly stacked bills he found in May 2013. No owner has stepped forward.

The treasurer’s office indicated Tuesday that the boy could not get the money, but after a public outcry from a story published in The Star, the office researched state laws and said the boy could make a claim.

| Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs