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Man finds S$1,000 cheque, goes online to look for owner

Document found in Newton Road hotel, it can be collected from its reception desk

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Singapore — A man who picked up a S$1,000 cheque has made an  effort for it to be returned to its owner.

Since there was an addressee on the cheque and it was crossed, the man who found it could not have made use of the money. This did not, however, stop him from trying to help the person or company that lost it.

On Tuesday (July 28), an individual named Teck Beng Yong posted a photo on the Facebook page of Covid-19 SG-MY Workers Support Group of a cheque for S$1,000, along with a caption in Chinese:  “May I ask whose cheque is this that was dropped?”

It appeared that the cheque had been misplaced by its owner at the Hotel Royal in Newton Road. It was dated for last Saturday (July 25) and was addressed to a furniture store in Toa Payoh called Mega Furnishings. The issuing company indicated on the cheque was S & C Furniture Dynamic.

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A commenter on the post suggested that the cheque be left with the reception desk at the hotel. The finder replied that he had already done that.

Another person suggested that he reach out to S & C Furniture Dynamic as the issuer of the cheque, helpfully adding a screenshot of the Facebook page of the company, which included a map and telephone number.

The photo of the cheque was also featured twice on the Facebook page of Hotel Royal in Newton Road. The administrator of the page also used it as the page’s cover photo, with the name of the company to which the cheque was issued blocked from view by the profile picture on the page.

There are no updates yet as to whether or not the person or company which issued the cheque has collected it.

And while the finder could not have used the cheque anyway, it is still heartening to know that there are people like him who endeavour to help people who lose items that are valuable. /TISG

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