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A Good Samaritan who handed in a wallet with 500 GBP cash in it landed an astonishing 40,000 GBP fine for theft after bungling police filed the wrong crime report.

The finder Claudia Barese took the wallet to the police after finding it in a one-armed bandit salon in Trento, Italy.

But instead of a reward, she received a letter saying she’d been fined for theft.

A police spokesman confessed: "The officer ticked the wrong boxes on the report and unfortunately the woman was listed as the person who’d admitted stealing the wallet.

"It’s all taken care of now and we’ve apologised for the distress we must have caused."

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