California man finds, turns in $6,900 in cash

Updated: 08/14/2013 3:35 PM KSTP.com

(AP) VISALIA, Calif. - A California man is being praised for his honesty after he turned in $6,900 in cash he found near a Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Central Valley.

The money eventually was returned to its rightful owner.

Forty-six-year-old Breck Reeves told the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/18sTEfA) he spotted an envelope on the ground Aug. 6 while going to the Visalia DMV. Inside was a stack of $100 bills totaling $6,900.

Reeves says he might have kept the money if it had been $20 or so, but this was too much. He turned in the money at the DMV, and Visalia police eventually tracked down its rightful owner, 69-year-old retired farmworker Guadalupe Salazar.

Salazar had taken the money out of the bank to buy his son a new car. The envelope apparently fell out of Salazar’s car when he opened the door.

Salazar plans to take the Reeves to dinner.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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