A couple in Rincon, GA is being praised for their good deed. Jeff and Mechelle Green recently found a deposit bag filled with $25,000. Instead of keeping it, they made sure they found the rightful owner – local businessman Gautambhai Patel.
Gautambhai Patel, who was transferring money from his store earlier this month, pulled his car over on the side of a road to take a call. When the call was over, he accidentally left the bag full of cash on his car and drove off. It wasn’t until he got home that he realized the bag was missing.
But a few hours later, he received a call from the Rincon Police Department telling him that Jeff and Mechelle Green had found the bag and returned — with all of the money still inside.
“The family is a good family,” Patel said. “They have a good culture.”
“He’s honest. He did not take anything from the bag,” he continued, referring to Jeff Green. “That’s a good guy.”
The department said finding property and not trying to find the owner is “theft of lost or mislaid property.”