Thursday, 7 July 2016

Cab driver who returned $187,000 left behind by passenger says he's 'disappointed' by $100 reward

Raymond MacCausland, a 72-year-old Boston taxi driver found $187,000 in cash after dropping a man 
on Saturday afternoon July 2nd and promptly, in good Samaritan fashion, returned the bulky sum to the police. He now says he feels disappointed by the $100 reward given to him..

MacCausland, who has been working as a taxi driver for 50 years, said the man he carried in his taxi inherited the cash after living in a homeless shelter for six months. The money was returned to the unnamed man after police determined he was the rightful owner.

'I thought maybe he would give $500 or $1,000, maybe one of those bundles,' the taxi driver told the New York Daily News .

 'I’ve never seen money like that before. It was quite a sight when they dumped it on the table.' 
He was relieved when police discovered the inheritance paperwork, adding: 'I know if it wasn't they'd come looking for me.'

'This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behavior and his honest deed should be recognized,' Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement.

This is not the first time MacCausland has been inadequately rewarded for his honesty. He once returned a briefcase filled with $10,000 to its owner who gave him no reward. ads

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