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Posted on: February 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lost cash makes quick return to owner


There are good people in Roswell who do good deeds every day. On the morning of Monday, Feb. 19, at the police station, an example of this took place.

A woman walked into the station and explained she had just found $300 in cash that had been left at an ATM. She wanted to turn the money in to RPD in hopes the owner would show up looking for it. There was no receipt or other information left with the money to identify to whom it belonged, but she had seen a man making a transaction at the ATM while she waited her turn and had also noticed the vehicle in which he left.

While the woman was still at the police station, a man called the dispatch center to say he had just accidentally left $300 on top of an ATM and when he drove back to the ATM, the money was gone. An officer who was assisting the woman who had brought in the money was informed of the call and directed dispatch to have the man come to the station.

When the man arrived at the station, the woman recognized him as the man she had seen in front of her at the ATM and also recognized his vehicle. Based on her confirmation, the officer brought the two people together and the money was returned to the very grateful man.

The misplaced cash got back into the hands of its rightful owner very quickly thanks to the concerned citizen who found it and did the right thing. 

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