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McDonald’s customer bag filled with $30,000 cash found in store trash can

By Mason White 11:40 AM August 11, 2013
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By: David Ross
A McDonald’s customer got lucky after employees found his bag filled with $30,000 in cash in a store trash can, according to police reports in France.

Police in France said that an extra check of a dumpster at a McDonald’s in France, helped find an envelope with money left behind by a panicked customer.

The diner stopped for lunch at the Golden Arches in Avignon, earlier this week and left with his stomach full but with empty pockets. He left a bag containing 25,000 euros, or about $33,000 that he scored after closing a real estate transaction.

The package was gone when he returned several minutes later, however, employees discovered the bag and its contents the next day buried in the dumpster behind the restaurant.

Police contacted the frantic customer and returned the envelope.

This was not the first time a person who lost cash got lucky. As we reported earlier, it could have been a nice pay-day for one woman who serves drinks at a golf course, but she decided to do the right thing instead.

A Florida woman is being praised by police for turning in $36,000 she found on a golf course. The woman said that her Christian faith led her to “do the right thing.”

Rachel Castillo, who works as a drink server to golfers at the Miami Beach Golf Course, said a customer alerted her to a bag left behind on a bench in the course. She went to pick up the bag and found piles upon piles of cash inside.

Castillo said she contacted police to hand over the bag, which also contained the identification of a 76-year-old man.
“Easy money is not good money, you know,” Castillo said about her decision to turn the money in. “I was really freaking out a little,” she added.

“I believe in the Bible,” she said. “I am a Christian, and the Bible says: ‘Do not steal, do not lie’, you know, all those things, and if you do what is right, if you live in the right way, you will be rewarded. I think I will taken care of if I do what is right,” the woman said.

“Castillo deserves praise. She is a hard worker and earns little money. She could have kept the money for herself and nobody would have known where the money disappeared. The golf course is lucky to have her as a worker,” Amy, Bradley, 31, of Dania Beach, Florida told after learning about Castillo.
Police praised Castillo for delivering the money. They said they are working on returning the money to the elderly man.