In this week’s issue, the lead item in my column was about a volunteer at the Used Book Depot who found $380 in a book that had been recently donated.
Long story short: Verity Minahan, who has been a volunteer at the Used Book Depot for six years, turned into a detective and was able to track down the woman who donated the book.
The money was returned this afternoon.
JoAnn Joule was appreciative of Verity’s efforts.
“She tracked me down like the FBI,” JoAnn said.
JoAnn’s late husband, Bill, stashed the money in the book. He died in May, and she decided to donate several of his books to the Used Book Depot, located at 1670 14th Ave. in Vero Beach. Money raised at the store goes toward the Indian River County Library.
In the accompanying photo, Verity is on the left and JoAnn is on the right. Verity is holding the book in which the money (19 $20 bills) was found — “Alexander the Great’s Art of Strategy: Lessons from the Great Empire Builder.”