Bus Driver Finds Half-Million Dollars, Returns It

by Christopher Freeburn | December 7, 2012 11:22 am

money bag 630 300x227 Bus Driver Finds Half Million Dollars, Returns It[1]An Austrian woman is probably feeling very lucky this holiday season[2].

After the elderly woman left her bag on a Vienna bus, the driver found it while checking the vehicle at the end of his route. Inside, he discovered stacks of 500-euro notes worth $509,700, according to Reuters.

Instead of keeping the cash for himself, the driver alerted local police, who tracked down the bag’s owner through a bank deposit slip found inside the bag and returned the money. Local media did not note whether the woman rewarded the bus driver for his honesty.

The driver, identified in the Austrian media only as Wolfgang R., told a Vienna newspaper that he initially thought the bag contained medications or the shopping purchases.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/money-bag-630.jpg
  2. very lucky this holiday season: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-austria-bus-idUSBRE8B50EM20121206

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