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Railroad worker finds bag full of money

Cary Ashby • Feb 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

It was a good and honest deed.

An employee with Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway was doing some maintenance in downtown Norwalk when he found a bank bag containing cash Tuesday. The man was working on the Benedict Avenue railroad crossing near Charlie's Bar.

"There was over $1,500 in there," Norwalk Police Capt. Mike Conney said. "It was supposed to be a deposit."

Police determined the bag belonged to a U.S. 20 business. Conney wasn't sure when the worker discovered the bag, but he assumed it was "probably in the morning."

The bag and cash have been returned to the owner.

"The actual person who lost it was located and confirmed all the money that was in there (when it got lost) was there when it was returned," Conney said.

He said it could have been just as easy for the worker keep the missing money, but instead, he reported it. Conney said he's trying to track down the man's employer to let him know what happened.

"His actions restored my faith in the decency of man," Conney said. "I think what he did was outstanding."

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