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Man returns $4,500 to bank only to receive a lousy mug as a reward

By Mason White 7:49 AM February 14, 2014
China Construction Bank 

By: Devansh Dutt
A man went to his bank to withdraw money, and received a lot more than he had asked for.

The 63-year-old good Samaritan, who was identified as Chen of Wuhan, Hubei province, China, decided to do the right thing and return the money.

According to reports, Chen went to a branch of China Construction Bank, and asked for 3,000 yuan (almost $500), but the staff behind the counter mistakenly gave him 30,000 yuan (almost $5,000).

After realizing what happened, Chen returned the extra 27,000 yuan.

When he returned home, he told his friends about the incident. They told him that he was a fool and that he should have asked for a reward.

Chen returned to the bank and jokingly told the bank manager that he should be rewarded for returning the money.

The bank manager offered him a coffee mug. Chen pointed to the electric stove that was on display.

He asked the manager if he could get one of those for his honesty.

However, the manager refused, saying that the stoves are giving to people who open a new account or for those who make a large deposit.

Chen was clearly upset. He went online to check the price of the coffee mug, and he found that it is worth $1.00.