Skip to comments.Woman turns in bag stuffed with $65,000
Posted on 10/05/2007 4:54:23 AM PDT by ninonitti
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --A county garbage operations employee found a plastic bag on the road stuffed with $65,000 Thursday -- and immediately turned it in to authorities.
It turned out the money had fallen off a Loomis armored car half an hour before Debbie Cole found it near the Pinellas County solid waste operations facility where she works. First she thought it was a turtle in the road.
The 53-year-old Largo woman found the bag just before 7 a.m., full of enough $50 and $100 bills to pay her salary for two years. She immediately contacted a supervisor, who called deputies.
It's not clear how the bag fell from the truck, said Mark Clark, spokesman for Loomis, a Houston-based cash-handling company.
Cole's boss, Bob Hauser, said he can't give her a raise or a bonus for her good deed because she's a government employee. But maybe, he said, he can arrange some extra time off.
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Evidently it is, as she is a government employee. Her raises are governed by her contract, and bonuses are apparently verboten. It’d be nice if Loomis ponied up a few bucks, though.
It’s pretty classy, IMO, of her boss to recognize his limitations on how he can reward her and try to figure something out to give her a benefit - the extra time off.
You need to read the article after your first cup of coffee, it clearly states the money fell from an armored car.
Apparently, Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) was sending a freezer to the landfill but forgot to clean out the “goodies” first!
Unless it was stone cold obvious where the money came from, I dont think I would have turned it in.
If the cops find $65k in your car, THEY’LL assume it is drug money and confiscate it.
So if the cops assume it is drug money, it must be, right?
Oops, I’m sorry. Of course in my own defense I must point out that it takes far, far more than one cup of blow-the-top-of-your-head-off supermax high-caffeine Sumatra coffee for me to achieve anything like consciousness, much less rationality.
I would suggest that you don’t trust any anything.
I counted about six replies that said they would not have turned in the money. It bothers me that a Freeper would do that! Can’t they just think of it this way - you don’t want something that doesn’t belong to you. Regardless of who knows that you did the right thing. You do the right thing for your own conscience, not for recognition.
Supposedly, the money fell off an armored car (how that happened must be a good story). That would mean the "government" as you put it would simply be acting as an intermediary and will I assume be turning the money back over to its rightful owner.
That said and with all due offense, your lack of moral fiber is what is wrong with this country today. If this woman had kept the money, it would have been theft, nothing more and nothing less. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so open about your felonious proclivities. It reflects not only poorly on you, but on the family that raised you and the few friends who support you.
Have a nice day!
How would you know it was drug money?
“It turned out the money had fallen off a Loomis armored car”
What other group of individuals routinely conducts transactions with tens of thousands of dollars stuffed into plastic bags? I just didn't think it was Grandpa's pension money. But I have been corrected.
Same here. And if you want to fool the IRS, deposit in you bank over the course of a year and claim it’s cash from you professionally cutting lawns. :)
Thank you for having a little common sense.
Q: Which woman got the job?
A: The one with the large breasts.
Just got your email. Thanks for that mature response. Oh, and you misspelled a#$hole.
You are right I did judge you. That’s the problem with living in this new and improved PC world, people don’t judge enough. They have been told this is impolitic. They are afraid and remain silent. They close their eyes and their hearts to the corruption of the culture and by so doing the offer their tacit approval.
Fifty years ago, your remarks would have drawn gasps and howls of disappointment. Sadly, today they are shugged off with a grin. I am sure you are a good person, but may I suggest you examine what you write before you post.
That said, if you wish to comment or call others names, be a man and do so in public. You betray your immaturity by doing so out of view of the community.
Have a nice day!
My take is that she turned the money in because it was the right thing to do. I wouldn’t be surprized if she really doesn’t care for a reward for doing the right thing. I can only hope I have the same convictions if I found myself in her place.
This woman’s integrity should make most politicians die of shame by comparison.
You are right I did judge you. Thats the problem with living in this new and improved PC world, people dont judge enough. They have been told this is impolitic. They are afraid and remain silent. They close their eyes and their hearts to the corruption of the culture and by so doing the offer their tacit approval.
Fifty years ago, your remarks would have drawn gasps and howls of disappointment. Sadly, today they are shugged off with a grin. I am sure you are a good person, but may I suggest you examine what you write before you post. That said, if you wish to comment or call others names, be a man and do so in public. You betray your immaturity by doing so out of view of the community. Have a nice day!
Synopsis: When Joey, a likable longshoreman from the city's working class happens upon $1.2 million in unmarked casino money on his way to score drugs, his life is turned upside down. He lives the week following the discovery in a whirlwind, plotting his future even as he grows anxious that he could be found out, captured, or even killed. The pulsing suspense never lets up as the entire city of Philadelphia is swept up in the hunt for he missing money and Joey struggles with an incredible moral dilemma.
Book Magazine: Bowden follows the success of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo with another tale of drama culled from real life. His latest nonfiction book tells the story of Joey Coyle, a drug addict from Philadelphia who in 1981 found $1.2 million in unmarked casino money that had fallen off an armored truck. Coyle's remarkable predicament attracted the attention of Hollywood producers, who worked with Bowden to make 1993's Money for Nothing , starring John Cusack. Coyle's ultimately tragic tale provides a fine showcase for Bowden's talents as a storyteller