Texas teacher finds bag, returns more than $20K

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by Associated Press & KHOU.com staff

AP

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 9:45 AM

COLLEGE STATION -- An unemployed teacher who thought a bag on a road carried a dirty diaper found more than $20,000 and returned the cash to a bank.

The Eagle newspaper
reported Wednesday that Chase bank officials in return gave Candace Scott a $500 credit gift card.

Scott on Tuesday morning was driving and saw a clear bag with a blue zipper. She says it looked like money inside but then thought the bag had a soiled diaper.

Scott found two bundles of hundred dollar bills in the bag with a Chase label and then drove to a nearby bank branch.

Scott guessed the bag had about $20,000. She says the branch manager responded "or more."

A Chase spokesman praised Scott for returning the money but declined further comment about the cash.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story from the Associated Press indicated the amount lost was $200,000. Chase Bank, however, says the lost amount was actually $20,000.

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