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Elderly man returns cash stolen from Sears in '40s

Posted by on Nov. 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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Elderly man returns cash stolen from Sears in '40s


SEATTLE (AP) — The manager of the Sears store in downtown Seattle says an elderly man has repaid — with interest — cash the man says he stole in the late 1940s.

KING-TV reports that the man hand-delivered an envelope Monday addressed to "Sears manager." Inside were a note and a $100 bill.

The note said the man stole $20 to $30 from a cash register decades ago and wanted to pay back $100.

Manager Gary Lorentson says he thinks the man's conscience "has been bothering him for the past 60 years."

Store security cameras recorded the man, but Sears officials said they don't know who he is and they won't release the video.

The store plans to put the money toward helping needy families in the holiday season.

by on Nov. 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Nice

Janet
by Ruby Member on Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM

 Great story. :-)

mom2ljh
by on Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Awwwwww
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mom2gr8tgirls
by Gold Member on Nov. 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Wow
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mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Nov. 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Interesting

aneela
by on Nov. 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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im glad they wont release the video...this story is emotional and id hate to see the man made to feel worse than he already has...he clearly knows he did something wrong...knows he got spared some sort of punishment and..wanted to make up for what he did all those years ago...possibly to feed his family thru tough economic times...not saying what he did was right or excusable but...he has suffered enough and his identity should be withheld

TigressLily
by Member on Nov. 30, 2011 at 1:38 AM

Who knows? He needed the money for some reason apparently that long ago, and another now needs some money for whatever reason, and it will hopefully be used sincerely for good to help someone else in need. Love it!



Pammi86
by Pamela on Nov. 30, 2011 at 1:40 AM
Nice story!
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