Hard-earned cash nearly enough to buy a new phone
Hard-earned cash nearly enough to buy a new phone NIKITA WATTS NW

Lost wallet, money at Plaza

ROCKHAMPTON’S Joshua Lehmann-Hill found out the hard way where not to keep his savings.

The 14-year-old had in his wallet more than $140, which he was saving to buy a mobile phone, when he lost the wallet in a store in the Yeppoon Plaza last week.

By the time he realised his wallet was not there, it was too late.

“I must not have put it in my pocket properly and it fell out,” he said.

He went back to look for it, but it was gone.

“In another week I would have had enough money saved to buy a phone,” he said.

The wallet is a black Ripcurl wallet and contained his Rockhampton Grammar School ID.

Joshua started saving the money when he got his first job in December at the Rocky Pet Barn.

He wanted a new phone, so he saved his own money to buy one, but now he will have to start from scratch, as well as save to buy a new wallet.

Joshua was disappointed at some people’s dishonesty, and said he just wanted the money back.

“If someone hands it (the wallet) in with the money they are very honest,” he said.

“If no one hands it in it shows how dishonest they are.”



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