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Dufferin OPP recognize local youth for act of integrity

April 15, 2021  By Canadian Press

April 15, 2021 – Dufferin OPP are commending a local 12-year-old girl for her act of integrity.

Alana Bauer, a local Grand Valley resident, is being acknowledged and celebrated after returning a “sizable sum of money” she found on the sidewalk during her regular newspaper delivery in Orangeville last month.

“Alana tucked the money away for safe-keeping and went on to complete her route,” said Dufferin OPP in a news release. “Once she was finished, she brought the money to her mother and insisted they take it to the police station.”

Police added that she wanted to return the money so the person who lost it would have the opportunity to reclaim the money.


Alana was awarded with a token of appreciation from the Dufferin OPP, which was presented to her by Cst. Terri-Ann Pencarinha.

“Although Alana was not looking for any recognition for her honourable actions, Dufferin OPP felt it necessary to reward her honesty and integrity,” said police adding they wanted to thank her for being a valuable young leader in the community.

“It is important to recognize young citizens, like Alana, who continue to foster positivity and cultivate the future of our Dufferin community, making it a truly incredible place to live.”

When asked why she turned the money in, OPP said she replied, “Because I just knew it was the right thing to do.”

If you recently lost money and can specify the denomination of bills and approximately location, contact Dufferin OPP at1-888-310-1122. If the funds are not claimed in 90 days they will be rewarded to the finder.

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