$7K Found at Airport: An Atlanta airport worker found $7,000 in cash and did the right thing: she turned it in. The cash was later given back to its rightful owner.
An airport worker stumbled on an envelope filled with $7,000 in cash at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, and turned it into authorities before it was returned to its rightful owner.
Pamela North Holloway, a cashier at the airport part time, found the cash-stuffed package on the curb where shuttles unload passengers at the airpoort.
She told the WSBTV station: “I showed the money to the [shuttle] driver then I went right inside and turned it in right away.”
Her supervisor counted the money and then got the Atlanta Police Department’s to pick the cash up.
“I could’ve kept the money but I didn’t do that. I’m an honest citizen. I’m a taxpayer and I believe in doing the right thing,” she said.
A man who was identified in a police report then called to see if the money was returned. The envelope contained 70 $100 bills.
The man was identified by The Associated Press as an Alabama-based foot doctor.
Dr. Troy Zimbelman told the news agency that he called the shuttle service and later the police dozens of times to get his money back.
“I was very impressed and plan on sending her a little reward money, too. It was a nice thing,” he was quoted as saying Wednesday. He added, “I figured if somebody found it, since it was money, it wouldn’t get turned in.”
After calling more than 20 times, an Atlanta police officer arranged to help him get the money back.
“I’m actually going to send her a check,” he said, referring to Holloway, according to AP. “Same with the police officer who helped me.”
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