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Teen role model reports $10,000 find

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A Washington state teen who turned in a satchel containing a customer's life savings says he wouldn't be much of a Sunday school teacher if he had kept the bag.

Moisei "Moses" Baraniuc, who found the canvas bag in the restroom of the supermarket in Federal Way where he works as a bagger, is also a Sunday school teacher at First Ukrainian Baptist Church and knew he was a role model to impressionable 10-year-olds.

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"I can't be teaching little kids not to do it if I'm doing it," the 17-year-old told the Tacoma (Wash.) Tribune.

The Tribune reported Friday that Baraniuc admits he thought for a minute about keeping the bag, but instead took it to his manager who counted out $10,000 in $100 and $50 bills and then reported the find to police.

The owner of the bag contacted the store later that day and promised the honest young man a reward.

"Right now, I have everything I need," Moses summed up.

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