Bartender Returns $200 She Stole 15 Years Ago
Guilty conscience finally wins
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2014 6:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – She was, by her own admission, a lousy bartender. What's worse, she stole from the register at Gibb's sports bar in Beatrice, Nebraska, when she worked there 15 years ago. But as ABC News reports, the anonymous woman has tried to make things right by mailing a long-overdue check for $200 along with an apology to bar owners Pamela and Gibbs Hedges. “I want to make sure you know I was appreciative of the job and that I regretted stealing from you," she wrote. "Please accept this check for what I estimate to be how much I stole. I hope you are both well.”

The Hedges were wowed by what the viewed as a "courageous" gesture, even if they don't quite remember the employee in question. The woman tells ABC that her life is on track now and that she returned the money "because it was wrong and I regret it." As a post at the Consumerist notes, "While it’s always better to not do bad things in the first place, there’s always the 'better late than never' approach to making up for past misdeeds."

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Jul 17, 2014 12:17 PM CDT
Did she account for inflation?
Jul 11, 2014 8:33 AM CDT
Good lady
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Jul 10, 2014 6:24 AM CDT
When the vatiqueens in rome saw this, they laughed amongst themselves. "They better not even think about us returning all that gold, artwork and jewelry we got from the nazis for helping them escape to South America. Not gonna happen", laughed the pope.