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Man finds $40,000 in parking lot, returns money to owner

Man Finds $40,000 In Parking Lot, Returns Money To Owner

This is the kind of story that reminds us there's a lot of good in the world. When an Oregon woman dropped an envelope containing the down payment on a house she was buying, Brian DiCarlo was the man who found it in a parking lot.

'My first thought is that this person, whoever it is, is a wreck, and they are probably losing their mind trying to retrace their steps,' Brian told KPTV.

He was right. Sharon Davis - who hasn't talked to reporters on camera - had gone to get a cup of coffee and didn't realize she had dropped the envelope.

Inside was $2,000 in cash and a cashier's check for $38,000. She was buying a house, and that money was the down payment on that house.

When DiCarlo first saw the envelope, he thought it was trash ... until he looked inside. He called the local sheriff's office immediately, and deputies were able to get the money back to its rightful owner.

As you might expect, DiCarlo says Davis was very emotional when her missing money was returned. He says she called him and thanked him over and over.

'If I lose that much for whatever my dream is, to buy this house, i would just hope that someone would do it for me. I don't do it because I expect all of this. I do it because that was the first thing that came to my mind,' he said.

It's not clear whether DiCarlo got a reward for his honesty, but if you believe in karma, we think he's probably got a lot of good coming to him.

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Daddy January 16 2014 at 8:36 PM

in a world full of crap it is nice to see something like this happen. i am a true doom and gloom person just based on what i see and read. nice to see this

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Robin Murray January 16 2014 at 10:13 PM

What great thing for him to do! I am so glad there are some Good people left in this country...over the last 20 years or so, the younger generations have grown up with no real guidance-playing horrible, violent video games-plus a lack of morals and so many people would have kept the money-Thank God for this man. Brian DiCarlo, I tip my hat to you sir, you are certainly a decent man.

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Richard January 16 2014 at 10:19 PM

May he be Blessed 40,000 times and more.

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neb1997 January 16 2014 at 10:45 PM

Wonderful thing he did, however, he couldn't have used the cashier's check and the woman could have just gone back to the bank where she got it and told them what happened. They would have stopped payment on it and re-issued a new one. The cash he could have kept but he did the right thing in returning both the check and the cash.

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msmith6791 neb1997 January 17 2014 at 12:18 AM

What check - I missed something - there waas just cash, right?

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Bob msmith6791 January 17 2014 at 1:13 AM

No, there was $2,000.00 in cash in the envelope bringing the total amount to $40,000.00 with the CHECK for $38,000.00!

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MARGE January 16 2014 at 10:54 PM

You go, Brian!! Believe me, someone will pay it forward (to you). :)

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nsheats January 16 2014 at 11:12 PM

Good for him/... real American

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msmith6791 nsheats January 17 2014 at 12:17 AM

Well - he surely is a good man with a conscience......but not sure "good American fits"

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Bob msmith6791 January 17 2014 at 1:11 AM

so WTF cares?

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What does any of that have to do with the price of chicken?

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shipahoy32 January 16 2014 at 11:20 PM

Trmendously noble!!!

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vickijhollan January 16 2014 at 11:28 PM

Wonderful man - good Christian; he will receive 100 fold blessings.

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kolarcasting January 16 2014 at 11:59 PM

Bless his heart.

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wtr224 January 17 2014 at 12:02 AM

He will get reward from God for sure

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msmith6791 wtr224 January 17 2014 at 12:12 AM

Heck, I want my reward RIGHT NOW, how about 10%?

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