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Fast-food worker finds, returns $185,000

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Fast-food worker finds, returns $185,000



NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Reggie Damone just wanted to jot down a phone number when he picked up what he thought was litter on a sidewalk this week. But what he found was an envelope containing a $185,000 check.
Damone, who receives food stamps and works at McDonald's, said he didn't think twice about trying to cash it. Instead, the 47-year-old took a bus Monday from his Jewett City home to a bank and returned the check to the niece of the landlord to whom the check was written.

She thanked Damone with a $50 bill.

Damone said that although he knew $185,000 could pay his rent and other bills for a long time, he was never tempted to try to cash it and splurge.

He says he remembered his mother's words: If you take something, you lose three times that amount — and if you do something good, something good comes back to you.

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Comments

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Comment by pacattack05 - January 9, 2008, 7:56 pm
He couldn't cash it anyway. You need and I.D. and other info to cash something that big. So I really don't understand what I'm missing here. If it was cash I could understand.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - January 9, 2008, 8:25 pm
I agree Pack. It's a nice story and the man didn't have to go out of his way to return it. I like to look on the bright side, but maybe he was hoping to get a reward. You are absolutely correct. Even if you have an account at a bank and deposit a check for that amount, there is still a hold on it for 10 days. Some banks make you wait as much as 30 days unless it's a direct deposit or wire transfer.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - January 9, 2008, 8:29 pm
Oops - can't edit comments, but I know I spelled your name wrong, Pac.

Angel, I hope you continue to post stories like this. I like them, so I hope I didn't sound like a naysayer. But in this situation, I was thinking exactly what Pac wrote before I read his comment. I'm glad he was the scrooge in this case, not me. LOL
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Comment by pacattack05 - January 10, 2008, 6:05 am
I didn't mean to sound like a scrooge. I was merely pointing something out. Do I always have to paint a rose around everything....lol

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