Honest man discovers R400 000 at ATM: Returns it to the bank

Honest man discovers R400 000 at ATM: Returns it to the bank

- George Condash, a good Samaritan, returned the $27 000 (R400 000) he saw at an ATM in Michigan

- The video footage of the ATM captured how Gorge took the money box before he drove to another bank before to give it back

- The bank, which appreciated the man with a token for his effort, said if they had lost the money, it would have dealt them a very big loss

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George Condash overcame a very tempting situation when he saw a box containing $27,000 (R400 000) very close to an ATM at a Michigan credit union.

He did the unexpected, drove to the Westland Federal Credit Union and return the money, an act not many would do, CNN reports.

In an interview with CNN, George said when he placed the money on the counter, the staff members of the financial institution were dumbstruck.

The security video at the ATM showed a security guard getting boxes of cash from an armoured security vehicle. It was 20 minutes after that George was seen inspecting the box that was left behind.

The bank said if he had not returned the money, they would have traced him through his number plate: Photo source: CNN

The bank said if he had not returned the money, they would have traced him through his number plate: Photo source: CNN
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Though the box was labeled $40,000, only $27,000 was left inside after loading. The bank also said that they rewarded the good man with an amount they did not disclose.

The bank manager, Alicia Stewart, however, said that if George had not returned the money, the bank would have retrieved the security footage from the ATM and track him down through his vehicle’s number plate.

In speaking about returning the money, George said the money was not his and that any honest person would have done the same thing he did.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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