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Anonymous donor returns stolen office supplies tenfold

Posted at 12:23 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 13:32:47-04

MINDEN, La. (AP) – Someone who stole pencils and markers from a Louisiana office more than 40 years ago has sent an anonymous tenfold donation of office supplies to make up.

The Times of Shreveport reported Friday that the box of new pens, pencils and highlighters arrived Wednesday at the LSU AgCenter extension office in Minden.

A letter says the sender took a box of pencils and some markers while a teen summer worker whose mother was struggling to make ends meet in the 1970s. The writer asked the office to use the supplies or share them with a needy family. The signature was, “Forgiven and Free.”

Area nutrition agent Joan Almond put a photo of the note on Facebook , saying it shows God never gives up on us.

She says the supplies will go to a family in need.