Haley Evans is a driven, polite, academically earnest senior at Brookline High School who does volunteer charity work in her spare time — when she is not hunting for buried treasure.
So far, Evans has found more than $3 million hidden in the minutiae of unclaimed money lists compiled by state treasuries around the country. The soft-spoken 18-year-old is not looking to enrich herself, her family, or her friends.
Instead, when Evans hunkers down at a computer, she is searching on behalf of strangers and businesses who almost always have no idea she is trying to find them money.
When Evans does hit paydirt, she does not ask for a fee.