Honest Cabbie Gets $10K Reward

Vegas driver who turned in $300K is rewarded

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2013 5:29 AM CST

(Newser) – The cabbie in Vegas who returned $300,000 in cash left in his car has gotten a five-figure reward for his honesty. Gerardo Gamboa received a $10,000 thank-you from the absent-minded gambler, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The amazing find took place a few days before Christmas, when Gamboa looked inside a paper bag in his cab and discovered six fat stacks of $100 bills. He turned it in, and authorities were able to get it back to the unidentified local poker player who left it behind. The poker player then beefed up his original $5 tip.

"I'm taking it to the bank for now," says Gamboa of his windfall. "But after that, I don't know what is going to happen."

  (Shutterstock)
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