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Man Finds $17K In Cash On The Street


So let’s say you are on your way home from work on a pretty warm day and all you want to do is grab a cold drink and a burrito. You realize you do not have enought cash so you go to an ATM only to find a plastic bag containing $17,000 in cash! Well, that is exactly what happened to Robert Adams of Rolling Meadows, Illinois. In today’s economy and gas prices being what they are, I don’t think you would be honest if you said you wouldn’t give at least a fleeting thought to keeping the cash. Adams thought it was some kind of joke because the money was in a clear plastic bag and very visible to the point he thought for sure he was being set-up and as soon as he picked it up, there would be people around him laughing hysterically because he fell for it. It was no joke and the cash was real, so Adams had to figure out what to do with it. He noticed the word “Chase” printed on the bag and decided right then and there to return the loot to the nearest Chase branch. He gave the money to a teller, assuming they dropped it while filling the machine, but the teller informed him they fill the machines from inside. Adams then called police and they determined the cash was meant for another machine and was in the care of Loomis, an armored truck company. The money was picked up by a Loomis employee and all was well. Adams has yet to receive any acknowledgement from Loomis for his actions and he said there was never any question he would return the money because his parents taught him right from wrong. This kind of honesty should be rewarded with at the very least,  a thank you. The Rolling Meadows Police Chief says Adams deserves something -at  least some credit for being an “Honest Abe”. We agree.

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