California man finds, turns in $6,900 in cashAugust 13, 2013 @ 3:24 pm
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) - A California man is being praised for his honesty after he turned in $6,900 in cash he found near a Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Central Valley.
The money eventually was returned to its rightful owner.
Forty-six-year-old Breck Reeves told the Fresno Bee ( http://bit.ly/18sTEfA) he spotted an envelope on the ground Aug. 6 while going to the Visalia DMV. Inside was a stack of $100 bills totaling $6,900.
Reeves says he might have kept the money if it had been $20 or so, but this was too much. He turned in the money at the DMV, and Visalia police eventually tracked down its rightful owner, 69-year-old retired farmworker Guadalupe Salazar.
Salazar had taken the money out of the bank to buy his son a new car. The envelope apparently fell out of Salazar's car when he opened the door.
Salazar plans to take the Reeves to dinner.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com
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