Yukon Single Mom Finds, Returns Bag Of Money


Monday, May 23rd 2016, 10:29 pm
By: News 9


A 27-year-old Yukon woman is earning great praise for what she did with a bag of money she recently stumbled across. 

Catherine Gatz is a single mother of two who works as a waitress at the Green Chili Kitchen in Yukon. 

Two Saturday’s ago, Gatz took her kids to Yukon’s annual “Festival Of The Child.” 

Gatz saw a large cheetah-print bag on the ground, and, because she loves cheetah print, she opened the bag. 

She said it was full of $20 and $50 bills. 

Yukon Parks and Recreation Department Director Jan Scott said the bag contained ticket proceeds from the event. 

The bag had fallen off of a golf cart earlier.  

Gatz turned the bag and the money in to event organizers immediately.

“I knew in my heart that the reason it was a cheetah print bag full of money, is that I would pick (it) up and find, was because I would be the one to return it,” she said. 

The City of Yukon gave Catherine a thank you card, as well as a $100 Yukon parks and recreation department gift card.