Transit worker turns in wallet with $912

Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Boston transit worker who turned in a lost wallet containing more than $900 said keeping the cash would not have been "the right thing to do."

Gaynol Waugh, 34, who has been repairing Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority buses since 2005 and is training to get his commercial driver's license, said he found the wallet Monday on the front seat of the Route 101 bus while he and his training class were on the vehicle at the garage in the Charlestown neighborhood, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

"Whether it be one dollar or a million, it's not mine and it's not the right thing to do," Waugh said of keeping the cash. "I've always felt that way."

"It's not my money and obviously it belongs to somebody and I just wanted to make sure she got it back," Waugh said.

Waugh gave the wallet, which contained the owner's ID and $912 cash, to his instructor and Kevin Graney, district superintendent at the Charlestown bus facility, was able to locate the wallet's owner.

"They were overjoyed," Graney said. "Couldn't believe the honesty."

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