Woman Finds $1,000 At Bank Drive-Thru, Doesn’t Give Into Temptation

If the money had been attached to an adorable dog, would you have turned it into the bank? (photo: Dan Century)

If the money had been attached to an adorable dog, would you have turned it into the bank? (photo: Dan Century)

You pull up to the bank drive-thru to make a deposit, only to find a stack of cash sitting on the ground next to the drop slot. Some may be tempted to blow that money on… well, honestly $1,000 doesn’t go very far, but it’s still free cash, right? Not so, says one good samaritan from Georgia.

“I was in the drive-thru at SunTrust depositing some checks and I went to put my money in the slot and I had to open my door and looked down and saw a big stack of cash — like big stack of cash,” the customer tells the Savannah Morning News.

It was exactly $1,000, an amount confirmed by the deposit slip still attached to the bills.

Rather than use the cash to fill up her car a few times or make a mortgage payment, the customer took it into the teller, who reveals to News that, “Believe it or not, this happens quite frequently.”

The bank contacted the customer who had intended to deposit the cash, and all was made right in the world.

This SunTrust customer has earned the status of “You’re Not a Horrible Person,” which we hereby bestow retroactively on the following subjects of previous Consumerist stories:

The homeless guy who turned in a backpack containing $42K

The California man who found $6,900 at the DMV and returned it to the rightful owner.

The Taco Bell customers who returned the to-go bag that was filled with $3,600 in cash that didn’t belong to them.

And one of the two men who found $1,000 outside a Schnucks store in Missouri.

And let’s not forget the 100% jerk who snapped up the $2,200 dropped in the parking lot of an El Pollo Loco, and then watched while that man panicked to find his lost cash. Luckily, the store’s manager offered to help the customer by giving him the full $2,200.