“I Taught My Daughter How to be Honest”


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In July 2013, Shannon Baker found an envelope filled with $4,000 in cash in a parking lot in Merrillville, Indiana. Although she and her husband were out of work and could use the money, the pregnant woman did the right thing and turned it in to police, who returned the money to its rightful owner. Ms. Baker said, “My kid was standing right there when I found it. So basically I taught my daughter how to be honest. And for me that was fine.” A woman in her 70s had dropped the money, which belonged to the woman’s employer. She was able to state the exact amount of money that had been found, and she showed police a receipt for the check she had cashed. Ms. Baker said, “She came to my house and she was almost in tears, thanking me. She gave me a hug and an envelope with a small amount in it.”

For Further Information: John Garcia, “Pregnant woman returns $4K found in parking lot.” WLS (Chicago, Illinois). 8 August 2013


For Further Information: Associated Press, “$4K returned after pregnant woman finds it in Merrillville parking lot.” WLS (Chicago, Illinois). 8 August 2013


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