- George Condash, a good Samaritan, returned the $27,000 (N9,760,500) he saw at an ATM in Michigan on Tuesday, January 22
- The video footage of the ATM captured how Gorge took the money box before he drove to another bank to give it back
- The bank, which appreciated the man with a token for his effort, said if they had lost the money, it would have dealt them a very big loss
George Condash overcame a very tempting situation when he saw a box containing $27,000 (N9,760,500) very close to an ATM at a Michigan credit union on Tuesday, January 22.
He did the unexpected, drove to the Westland Federal Credit Union and returned the money, an act not many would do, CNN reports.
In an interview with CNN, George said when he placed the money on the counter, the staff members of the financial institution were dumbstruck.
The security video at the ATM showed a security guard getting boxes of cash from an armoured security vehicle. It was 20 minutes after that George was seen inspecting the box that was left behind.
Though the box was labeled $40,000 (N14,460,000), only $27,000 (N9,760,500) were left inside after loading. The bank also said that they rewarded the good man with an amount they did not disclose.
The bank manager, Alicia Stewart, however, said that if George had not returned the money, the bank would have retrieved the security footage from the ATM and tracked him down through his vehicle’s number plate.
In speaking about returning the money, George said the money was not his and that any honest person would have done the same thing he did.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United States embassy in Nigeria recognised a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.
A social activist, Olusola is always focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.
It should be noted that in 2018, his idea at maximizing the power of technology to help those living with disabilities caught world attention as he won that year’s Google Impact Challenge.
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The 75-year-old man said he became so concerned when his phone did not ring for months, cutting him off most social circles.
He said that he realised how that happened when he got to see the tombstone his ex-wife erected for him. Standing beside the tombstone, the old man said: “I’m still alive”, saying the rumour that he was dead was over-exaggerated.
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