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Va. boy's wallet disappears, but handwritten letter gets results

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(CBS/AP) POQUOSON, Va. - A 9-year-old boy who left a wallet containing more than $300 dollars at a Virginia convenience store was desperate to get it back.

He wrote a handwritten letter that was posted at the store, which ended with, "I hope whoever has it needed it more than me."

Then someone returned the wallet, and the cash.

The Daily Press reports a woman returned the wallet and its contents to a 7-Eleven store in Poquoson, in southeast Virginia.

The boy, identified only as Charlie, says he left the wallet on the counter while he was getting a drink.

The boy's letter, and a picture of him, were posted on the store's front door. It said the wallet contained more than $300 the boy had saved, along with gift cards he got for his birthday.

Store manager Marvin Ward declined to give further details on the woman who returned the wallet.