02/19/2014 01:18 EST | Updated 04/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Mounties serve up happy ending after mystery dough found at B.C. bakery

NANAIMO, B.C. - RCMP on Vancouver Island say they couldn't have cooked up a better ending to the case of a cash-stuffed wallet found at a bakery in Nanaimo, B.C.

A 90-year-old woman and her 83-year-old husband have come forward to claim what Mounties have described as a significant amount of money.

Const. Gary O'Brien says the couple had resigned themselves to losing the cash after the unidentified woman misplaced her purse during a mid-December outing.

O'Brien says they retraced their steps but didn't remember their brief visit to Columbia Bakery, so never found the purse and wallet, which remained unnoticed in the bakery's lost-and-found bin until earlier this month.

O'Brien says the husband and wife were shocked and relieved when they heard media reports about money being found at the bakery.

He says they're grateful to staff at the bakery for helping to reunite them with the dough of another kind that they'd lost just before Christmas.