10/18/2012 06:01 EDT | Updated 12/18/2012 05:12 EST

Woman returns cash blowing around Vernon, B.C., parking lot

VANCOUVER - Police in Vernon, B.C., are hailing a woman who chased after a large amount of cash blowing around a parking lot.

RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says the woman saw the cash on Tuesday and gathered up as much as she could.

The woman called police and then left a message with a nearby business.

It turns out the money had been dropped without being noticed by a business owner.

Over $2,000 has now been returned to the very grateful business owner.

Police say the Good Samaritan, who's in her 40s, didn't want to be identified.

(The Canadian Press, CKIZ)