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Postby sox 06 » Sat May 26, 2007 8:04 am

Make sure the pockets on the pants are empty 8-o

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A Goodwill Industries worker who turned in more than US$5,000 she found in donated pyjama pants will get to keep the money because the owner could not be found.

Kelli Owens, 21, a single mother of three, was sorting donated clothes as part of her training at Goodwill earlier this month when she found the money. She took it straight to her supervisor. "She will get to keep the money," Goodwill spokeswoman Crystal Hardesty said Friday. "It's being invested into a scholarship fund."

Owens plans to go to Greenville Technical College to pursue a career in law enforcement.

"I just want everybody to be proud of me - knowing that there is someone out there that is honest," Owens told WYFF-TV on Thursday. "I couldn't keep it because it belonged to somebody else, you know. I couldn't live with myself knowing that."

The money was in an envelope with a note naming the intended recipient. The giver wrote that he or she hoped the money would be spent wisely.

Goodwill officials talked to more than 30 people, but none could give the right description, the name on the letter or where the donation was dropped off.

"We feel like we vetted it very well," Hardesty said. "The story got a lot of publicity."
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Postby treat24 » Sat May 26, 2007 8:13 am

good for her... she did the right thing and got rewarded for it, that doesn't always happen ;-D
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Postby Guru13 » Sat May 26, 2007 8:23 am

nice job lady, most folks wouldn't have done that.


reminds of something my grandma told me about, she walked out of some building and found like 5 or 10 grand and when no one claimed it she gave it to charity. but that was awhile ago.
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Postby mrblitz » Sat May 26, 2007 8:39 am

She deserves to keep the money for her honesty. I wouldn't have said anything, can't lie. }:-)
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Sat May 26, 2007 10:00 am

Great to see stories like this. A few years back, I was with my family and we found about $500 on the side of the road. We turned it into the police station and after 90 days with it being unclaimed we were allowed to keep it.

(it did take a letter to the editor of two city newspapers complaining about how the city said they were going to keep the money, etc., etc., but after we got past the political corruption, we were able to keep the money) :-b
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Postby m16a » Sat May 26, 2007 10:31 am

sox 06 wrote:Make sure the pockets on the pants are empty 8-o

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A Goodwill Industries worker who turned in more than US$5,000 she found in donated pyjama pants will get to keep the money because the owner could not be found.

Kelli Owens, 21, a single mother of three, was sorting donated clothes as part of her training at Goodwill earlier this month when she found the money. She took it straight to her supervisor. "She will get to keep the money," Goodwill spokeswoman Crystal Hardesty said Friday. "It's being invested into a scholarship fund."

Owens plans to go to Greenville Technical College to pursue a career in law enforcement.

"I just want everybody to be proud of me - knowing that there is someone out there that is honest," Owens told WYFF-TV on Thursday. "I couldn't keep it because it belonged to somebody else, you know. I couldn't live with myself knowing that."

The money was in an envelope with a note naming the intended recipient. The giver wrote that he or she hoped the money would be spent wisely.

Goodwill officials talked to more than 30 people, but none could give the right description, the name on the letter or where the donation was dropped off.

"We feel like we vetted it very well," Hardesty said. "The story got a lot of publicity."


Whats a pyjama? :-B
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Sat May 26, 2007 1:08 pm

treat24 wrote:good for her... she did the right thing and got rewarded for it, that doesn't always happen ;-D


Exactly. Now she should use the money to buy lottery tickets. :-b
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Postby Azrael » Sat May 26, 2007 7:26 pm

Must have been Heff's PJ's.
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Postby Munboy » Sat May 26, 2007 10:57 pm

Wait. Were those PJs Scooby Do? Because I'm missing my 5 Gs.... :-#
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun May 27, 2007 9:42 am

Great story. She got the money doing the right thing and is now going to do the right thing with the money. Kudos to Miss Owens. ;-D
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