|Rachel Castillo sitting on a golf course bench|
(Scroll down for video) 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 YourJewishNews.com after learning about Castillo.
Police praised Castillo for delivering the money. They said they are working on returning the money to the elderly man.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view