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
Bartender Returns $200 She Stole 15 Years Ago

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." (More uplifting news stories.)

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