Jacob Kroko, 23, found an envelope with $1000 in cash laying next to his car in a Walmart parking lot in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Kroko was honest when he recounted what was going through his mind after the find. He told WTVR CBS 6, “There is always the thought. There’s the thought of, ‘I could leave right now and I’m a thousand dollars richer. But then the next second you’re thinking, ‘What if I lost that money?’”
The Good Samaritan turned in the envelope of cash to the police. Kroko was surprised by the officers’ reactions, “They were shocked that I walked in.” Defense Department Police Officer Jason Carey told the station that he’s seen $10,000 turned in and money is actually turned in to authorities more often than people think. Carey said, “It’s kind of psychological. Most of the time people will turn it in because they think they are being watched.”
Kroko’s honesty was recognized on the Fredericksburg Police blog and many in the town are also applauding his good deed.
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