Jacqueline Johnson with her sister Julie Ingra just want the contents of Jacqueline’s purse returned so she can get on with her life.
Jacqueline Johnson with her sister Julie Ingra just want the contents of Jacqueline’s purse returned so she can get on with her life. Julie-Anne Scott

Life on hold for Johnson

A WELL-known Gladstone resident is pleading for the return of her wallet after she left it in a South Gladstone laundromat.

Jacqueline Johnson, 71, has just travelled around the whole of Australia and on her first day back in her hometown she visited the laundromat as she had a lot of washing to do and walked out without her wallet.

She has since been back and searched the laundromat and the surrounding streets but can't find it.

The wallet had $300-$400 cash inside along with her driver's licence, keycards, pension cards and personal items.

She has reported it to police and cancelled her cards but just wants her stuff back.

“I don't care about the money as much as my cards and personal information,” she said.

“I'm not allowed to drive until I can get a new licence and I can't get any money out of the bank as I don't have any ID to prove who I am.”

“I'm also worried that the persons who have my wallet may come to my house and I'm fearful,” the pensioner said.

“I'm hoping someone may see my cards lying on the ground.”

Jacqueline's brother had to drive her to Rockhampton the next day for a doctor's appointment as she is not allowed to drive.

“I'm so independent and I hate the fact I have to rely on others,” she said.

The wallet is described as just a typical brown woman's wallet.

“The chemist next door to the laundromat is going to check their CCTV footage to see if they can see someone leaving the laundromat with it in their hands.”

If someone out there has the wallet and they bring it in to The Observer office and hand it in, no questions will be asked so long as Jacqueline gets her personal items returned.

Likewise, it can be handed over at the Gladstone Police Station.



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