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Found: More Money!
Eli Estrada runs his own business and is planning a wedding—two things that take a good deal of cash. So when he found $140,000 cash in a bag by the side of the road, it stands to reason that he would keep it, right? After all, a guy like that could stand to have a little more money.
Nope. Estrada did the right thing and turned the money into the authorities, saying that “everyone could use that much money” and that he didn’t feel like he had lost anything because the cash wasn’t ever his anyway. The bag full of Benjamins sat by the side of the road after it fell off of a Brinks armored car. If you’re thinking he should have taken the money and run, know that to do so would have been grand larceny!
Brinks gave Estrada $2,000 for his honesty, a nice gesture. Now it’s your turn to be honest—would you keep found money? [CNN]
I suppose the amount of honesty a person can show depends on their circunstances - if I was really poor I would not have handed the money in $140,000 in the hand in return for $2,000.