Honest man returns GHC151k he found at an ATM to bank

Honest man returns GHC151k he found at an ATM to bank

- George Condash, a good Samaritan, returned the $27,000 (GHC151k) he saw at an ATM in Michigan on Tuesday, January 22

- 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 (N9,760,500) very close to an ATM at a Michigan credit union on Tuesday, January 22.

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.

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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 (GHC223,242.), only $27,000 (GHC151k) were 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.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.ghearlier reported that the United States embassy in Nigeria recognised a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.

A social activist, Olusola is always focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.

It should be noted that in 2018, his idea at maximizing the power of technology to help those living with disabilities caught world attention as he won that year’s Google Impact Challenge.

In other news, Alan Hattel, a retired welder, had a rare encounter when he realised people thought he was dead and then stopped calling him.

The 75-year-old man said he became so concerned when his phone did not ring for months, cutting him off most social circles.

He said that he realised how that happened when he got to see the tombstone his ex-wife erected for him. Standing beside the tombstone, the old man said: ''I’m still alive'', saying the rumour that he was dead was over-exaggerated.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that despite being born into an economically disadvantaged family, Floyd Mayweather, has become an accomplished American professional boxing promoter and retired professional boxer.

Floyd Mayweather has many laurels to his name with countless achievements to his credit as well. The champion competed from 1996 to 2007, 2009 to 2010, 2011 to 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017.

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