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Found in Back of Vegas Cab: $300K in Cash

And cabbie turns it in
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Found in Back of Vegas Cab: $300K in Cash
A Checker Cab in Las Vegas, Friday, March 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(Newser) – Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat. But this stash turned out to be cold hard cash. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Gamboa was making a pickup Monday at the Bellagio when a hotel doorman noticed the brown paper bag and handed it to him. At a red light, the Checker Cab driver's curiosity got the best of him. To his surprise, he found six bundles of $100 bills totaling $300,000.

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Gamboa called his dispatcher and took the money to the company's main office. Las Vegas police and casino officials were able to link the money to a well-known poker player they declined to identify. Still unknown: whether Gamboa will receive a big Christmas tip. (Read more Las Vegas stories.)

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