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While sorting through donated books, Stockton, California Goodwill employee, Lakiesha Williams, discovered an envelope filled with 105 $100 bills. As reported by KXTV News 10, Lakiesha joked that she briefly thought of keeping the $10,500 but then handed it over to her boss.
She said, "My concern was, somebody was out that money and I wanted, I would have liked for them them to get it back."
But a month after her discovery, the cash has yet to be claimed. Goodwill President David Miller explained that mistaken items included in donations are not unusual.
Lakiesha, a relatively new Goodwill employee, didn’t know the company policy and said, "It would have been nice for them to say, 'Hey.’ Give me some kind of kickback and say, ‘Hey, thank you for being honest and turning it in.'
" Goodwill’s policy is to keep any large amounts of accidentally donated money in an account to allow the owners time to reclaim it. Miller said that if the cash has still not been claimed 3 months after the donation was made, Lakiesha will get 10% of the money as a reward for her honesty. It would be a welcome blessing to Lakiesha and her husband who are struggling to advance their fitness business.
Lakiesha joked that she briefly thought of keeping the $10,500 but then handed it over to her boss.
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Faith in humanity restored. (Well... sorta)
I know it would be extremely hard for anyone to give $10,000 up, but she did the right thing. Good on her.edit on 8-8-2013 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
It would be a welcome blessing to Lakiesha and her husband who are struggling to advance their fitness business.
Originally posted by AllInMyHead
reply to post by sled735
You all realize that Goodwill is a very shady organization, right?
Huff Post Article
Orange County Register
They aren't helping anyone but themselves..
If your going to give money, make sure you thoroughly check out the organization first.
What about the rest of you? I'm curious...what would you have done in a case like this?