Sheriffs find owner of lost money

Former East Los Angeles College student Cherry Lai claims her lost $300 on Monday. Lai lost $300 while walking in the P4 parking structure four months ago. Lai received her money from Deputy Ericc Roman, left, Deputy Francisco Velasco and Lieutenant Tony Osterman were witness to the exchange. CN/BRIAN VILLALBA
Former East Los Angeles College student Cherry Lai claims her lost $300 on Monday. Lai lost $300 while walking in the P4 parking structure four months ago. Lai received her money from Deputy Ericc Roman, left, Deputy Francisco Velasco and Deputy Tony Osterman were witness to the exchange. CN/BRIAN VILLALBA

By Brian Villalba 

A former East Los Angeles College student has claimed the lost $300 after dropping it in the P4 parking structure four months ago.

Cherry Lai, who currently attends the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a tutor at the learning center in the E7 Technology Center, came forward to claim the money on Monday.

Before receiving the money, Lai had to answer questions from the Sheriff Deputies to verify she was the person in the video. After answering the question she signed paperwork officially claiming the money.

Lai said the reason she had the $300 in her pocket was because she got reimbursed from the international student club.

Lai received her money from Deputy Ericc Roman and Francisco Velasco and Lieutenant Tony Osterman were witness to the exchange of the $300.

After receiving the money Lai said, “I feel like I need to do something for the good karma.”

Detective Roberto Garcia was the detective on the case.

“The student contacted me on Friday (Sept. 27) claiming to be the person that was in the paper,”  Detective Roberto Garcia said.

The money was not returned immediately as Garcia wanted to be sure that the person in the video was in fact Lai.

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