monopoly_money.jpgWhat would you do if you received an anonymous package that’s not addressed to your name? If you’re the SF branch of the Sierra Club, you open it anyway, and make a pretty surprising discovery.

In April, a mail room worker came across the mysterious package sent to the Sierra Club’s San Francisco headquarters. It was neither addressed to the organization nor one of its employees, but they opened it anyway, and found $11,000 bucks, cash money, inside. To their credit, they contacted the San Francisco police, who suspected that the package might be from a drug transaction.

Thereafter, a legal notice was posted in the Wall Street Journal stating that postal inspectors had taken $11,000 from the Sierra Club on April 7 under a federal forfeiture statute of the Controlled Substances Act. Postal inspector Hilary Rickher said that this legal notice means anyone with a legitimate claim to the money can come forward and take it — but will they?

More details in the case are still hard to get, as the case is currently ongoing. It’s still unknown if the Sierra Club will end up with the cash. If they do end up walking away with this pot of gold, perhaps they can put some of it toward hiring contractors who’ll actually follow Club instructions not to litter San Francisco neighborhoods with their marketing materials.

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