Skip to comments.College student finds $2,000 and turns it in
Posted on 01/22/2011 6:41:53 PM PST by rawhide
This just in: there are still good people in the world.
A woman who found $2,000 in a thrift store item turned it in and was rewarded for her good deeds, said Value Village District Manager Lance Letson.
Letson said the shopper, Yekaterina Shneyderova, 22, was looking at a cash box for sale at his Roswell store Friday when she opened it and found the dough, all in $100 bills. The box also contained financial records of a Marietta couple.
Shneyderova, a Kennesaw State student, said as soon she saw the cash she knew she had to return it to the rightful owner.
"I saw the money and the envelope with an address and I thought it might be someone's life savings. I couldn't keep it, I couldn't do that," she said.
Shneyderova showed her find to Letson, who drove the cache to the address on the envelope.
The original owners of the cash box, Ronald and Imogene Crowder, said it had mistakenly been donated Tuesday to American Kidney Services, a charitable organization working with Value Village.
Saturday, Letson arranged a meeting between Shneyderova and the Crowders at the Roswell store. The Crowders gave Shneyderova a $200 reward for her good deed along with the cash box.
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Ronald and Imogene Crowder pose with Yekaterina Shneyderova, who returned $2,000 to the couple, and Value Village District Manager Lance Letson
I wish I had the luck to meet her.
God made Adam & Eve & then he threw in a few folks like this young lady.
Why would you not? Who wants to go to hell for $2,000? The other day, I realized the preschool nursery at the gym had forgotten to charge me for my sons while I was weightlifting, and I went in and told them to mark off $2.
Any more more people would not than would. What is sad about this is that it made news, What is good about this is yes there are good people still. Hopefully enough of us to turn this country around.
Russians and Ukrainians are making good Americans. My daughter in Seattle says Russian immigrants always jump in on her side when she’s debating leftists. And we have a Ukrainian family (so many they bought two houses) on our street who have all their kids in ROTC.
You’d probably only go to Limbo for 2 bucks
That would be boring. Heaven has the library, with the lost works of Sophocles and all the sequels Louis L’Amour promised us.
When I was in Jr. High, I found a cash box in a field near my house. The combination lock was broken, it was open and there were many documents like deeds and passports etc., no cash. I collected the documents strewn around along with the box and took them home. I gave the items to my mother so she could contact the owners.
Apparently, their home had been broken into and there were quite a few things stolen. I had thought they would be thankful to have some of these important documents returned, but they accused me of breaking into their home and stealing these items. My mother was very upset at the idea that they could even consider me as a suspect. The police even interviewed me.
It’s nice to see this college student doing the right thing, but it could have gone the other way too.
Sorry, but I don’t make the rules. Limbo does have the Three Stooges’ shorts- but only the one with Shemp.
For some reason, finding money runs in my family. My dad found, I think, $50 (a lot at the time) on the counter at a bank once. He turned it in, the police took it for a while, then the bank felt like it belonged to them, though they couldn’t prove it. He ended up getting it, though he waited over a year for it.
Once I was in the airport and went to the restroom. Some guy had left a bunch of bills and, thankfully, his business card, in a stall. I had a while before my flight and went about tracking him down. We finally met up, and I gave it all to him. He offered me some, but I declined. I didn’t have anything to do, so the 30 or so minutes of entertainment was payment enough!
Exactly. Why not be honest all the time?
You sleep better.
Just a couple of days ago a friend of mine dropped a money clip at Costco and didn’t know it until he was home. We went back there the next day and they had it in lost and found, with all 14 dollars still clipped in. We were both shocked but happy. Maybe the world isn’t as bad as it seems at times.
I frankly would be scared to turn in found money, or drugs, or similar, for fear of being accused like InShanghai was.
Thinking further, this student had good provenance about where she found it - it was a public act, finding it at the thrift shop, and she may have even had a receipt. So she was probably safe.
But if I just “found” it, like in a tree stump or by the side of the road? I have kids. I don’t want to be accused of being a drug dealer or something. It appears we are presumed guilty unless proven innocent in those type cases.
Finally the person who actually committed the crime confessed, she broke down and admitted what she had done to her mother.
Otherwise I was tried, convicted and just about sentenced in public opinion. After wards it was just forgotten ( as in it never happened ) or people who pointed the finger claimed “ well, I didn't really think you did it “.
Yeah, thanks. Still makes me mad to this day. I think I was 15 at the time.
Good to hear that people still know what the right thing to do is, and do it. Most excellent.
There is a saying, “There is no right way to do a wrong thing.”
The trouble today is that many among us are clueless about what is right and what is wrong. If something benefits them in some way, then for them that makes it right. As such, many people in this world shall remain, despite whatever material possessions they may accrue, the poorest of all humans.
Good to know that there are still those who know what is truly important and aren’t afraid to live life to the fullest.
Russian and Ukrainians...
That is because they have been there and done that. Good for them.
The Liberian refugees I knew in Boston had been through hell and then some and they were solid people also.
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