Positive News Story: Thief Who Took $160 From Arkansas Woman’s Wallet Returns It With Apology Note

Positive News Story: Thief Who Took $160 From Arkansas Woman’s Wallet Returns It With Apology Note

by Tommy Gimler

Some conscience checks are more effective than others.

According to UPI, an Arkansas woman was recently devastated when she left her wallet that contained $160 in cash behind at the Walmart in Clinton. When she realized that she had forgotten it, she rushed back into the store. To her delight, the wallet was still there, but the money was long gone.

On one hand, it really wasn’t that bad of a trade. Somebody takes the cash in your wallet but leaves all of the credit and identification cards behind so you don’t have to do $160 worth of work and then some to get all of that stuff back. On the other hand, why wouldn’t somebody just be a good human being and turn it in to lost and found and eventually make that woman’s year?

Susan McNabb found herself on the shittier end of that story, and she later reported the “theft” to police. McNabb really didn’t expect to ever see that money again, but then the impossible happened last Wednesday. That’s right, kids. The person who took her cash had one hell of a conscience check and returned the money along with a note that read, “To the lady that left her wallet at Walmart…please forgive me as I always strive to have integrity, and that day I failed miserably.”

McNabb says she has been “inspired” by the note and gesture, and she’s now going to use the money on helping others. What she means by that, we have no idea, but I for one hope she walks into the same pot shop I do tomorrow.

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