A Wisconsin woman who had her purse stolen last May, has got it back complete with her money and ID cards.

Marie Boettcher, 72, of Kiel, couldn't believe it when police officers told her the purse, still containing $300 and all of her cards had been found.

The purse was found on the banks of the Sheboygan River by two teenagers who returned it to the grateful owner.

It had been stolen from her car as she visited her daughter in Sheboygan one day in May last year. It was taken from underneath the front seat where she'd left it, reports the Sheboygan Press.

"Everything was in it. I had my credit cards, I had money, I had a mobile phone," said Boettcher.