NEW LONDON Phyllis Schifler thought her camera was gone for good.
The New London resident lost her expensive digital camera on April 13, and didn't notice it was missing until two days later, by which time, she was certain it was long gone. But thanks to the integrity of the employees at Norwalk's Wendy's, her camera was returned safe and sound, along with the family photos it contained.
Schifler and her husband Fred are regulars at the Milan Avenue Wendy's, where she lost the $300 camera. But it was well taken care of. One Wendy's employee collected the camera, and put into the store safe, where it remained until Schifler's husband returned two days later. He described the missing camera and the manager returned it to him.
"We're just so grateful," he said. "We gave (the employee) a reward ... you have to reward people when they do right."