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Fundraiser Held Sunday to Replace Lost 7-Eleven Money

A friend of the man who lost the cash has organized a fundraiser on Sunday to help the 7-Eleven owner replace the money that was lost along I-97 and Route 100.

A Glen Burnie 7-Eleven owner accidentally by leaving his bank bag on top of his car, according to Maryland State Police (MSP).

Now his friends are rallying around the man to help him recover the money that was lost, according to an event created on Facebook.

Jennifer Parsley is asking the community to stop by the store, located at 7112 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make small donations.

Some of the money, which the store owner said he saw scattered along Maryland Route 100 and Interstate 97 in Glen Burnie, has been returned, Parsley wrote on Facebook.

Parsley said she hopes others will follow suit.

"I'm trying to get the message out [there] to people that if they found some of the money and they are afraid to turn it in to the police, they can call me and I will meet them with NO questions asked at all," Parsley wrote in a message to Patch. "Or they could stop by the 7-11 store tomorrow ... between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. where I will have a drop box and they could place it in there as well."

Those who cannot drop off their donation at the store Sunday but still wish to help can contact Parsley at 443-960-0243.

For more information, view the event details on Facebook: facebook.com/events/427837520581110.

Anyone who may have recovered some of the cash may also contact MSP's Glen Burnie Barrack at 410-761-5130.

Gloria Dietz June 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I have to ask this since there has been inconsistencies with the story. First, I read that the EMPLOYERS were taking it out of the gentleman's pay to make up for the loss and he had a wife and children that he was concerned about. Now I read above that it is a store owner who can probably make a claim on his insurance. I hope & pray this is not fraud.
Maya T. Prabhu June 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
According to official information from the police they only said he was an employee. The Facebook event says he is the owner. I'm not sure how things work with franchises, big corporations, insurance claims, etc. I plan to stop by and speak with the man tomorrow during the event. Hopefully I'll learn more then.
Richard Hertz June 10, 2012 at 06:05 AM
This guy is a business owner and did a dumb thing and lost some money, and expects the public to pick up the tab through donations? Why was store money kept at his home? How much money was lost? If the fundraiser collects more money than he lost does he intend on returning the difference? How? Has even one person come forward to corroborate the story of people stopping on the side of the road and picking up money and driving off? What kind of bag was the money in? This story is almost impossible to believe...

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