Honest Guy Returns Lost Down Payment for House
Envelope had $2K in cash, $38K in cashier's check
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2014 11:34 AM CST

(Newser) – At the very least, it would have been an easy $2,000. That's how much cash was in the envelope that 23-year-old Brian DiCarlo found in a strip-mall parking lot in Clackamas, Oregon, reports KATU-TV. It also had a cashier's check for $38,000, money for a house down payment by the woman who had dropped it (and was going crazy trying to find it). Luckily for Sharon Davis, DiCarlo turned the money into police, and they were able to track her down, reports KPTV-TV.

"This is all for her stuff," says DiCarlo. "If she loses it, I mean, she can’t do what she was hoping to do and so I would have hoped that someone would have done it for me." Davis gave him a $300 reward for his honesty. “I was so stunned and so stressed, I swear I was going to have a heart attack or a stroke," she says.

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Jan 21, 2014 8:16 AM CST
that was 'my' down payment
Jan 20, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Cashiers checks can't be canceled, but you can make a claim on them, and the bank will refund your money in 90 days. Someone would need the proper ID and endorsement to cash it. I'm sure it would have been very inconvenient, but she really only stood to lose 2k and the house she wanted to buy. She would have gotten her 38k back at some point. All that said, it's good to know that there are some honest people out there. Personally I would have done the same for someone. If it falls off a brinks truck though, forget it. ;-)
Jan 19, 2014 5:33 PM CST
$300? Time to take the lady to visit the ghosts of Christmas past.