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Employee returns stolen $200 ... 15 years later

Employee Returns Stolen $200 15 Years Later

A confession and payback ...15 years later. Pamela Hedges and her husband Gibbs have owned a sports bar in Nebraska for 30 years. They said they recently got a letter from an employee who worked for them 15 years ago. In it, the employee confessed to stealing money.

The worker wrote, "Not only was I a flaky employee, I also stole from the drawer when I worked. I want to make sure you know I was appreciative of the job and that I regretted stealing from you. Please accept this check for what I estimate to be how much I stole. I hope you are both well." Attached was a check for $200.

ABC spoke with the employee who asked to remain anonymous. The worker said they reached out to the former employers because they still felt regret.

"Never in my wildest dreams would I expect an employee to do something like this," bar owner Pamela Hedges told ABC. "Must have been some sleepless nights. That was pretty impressive."

If you think 15 years is a long time to carry around guilt, a thief in Michigan returned $800 he stole from a store 30 years ago. He wrote an apology to the store and police -- and even included a little extra for the trouble.

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sealtheborder11 July 08 2014 at 12:33 PM

Somehow AOL feels this is more important than educating its readers on what is really happening in the USA......Such as the mess on our southern border, created by the 2012 oblamea executive order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act......Regardless of what it really says, the implication that made its way through South America is that the USA will take in all illegal kids crossing the border!!!!!!!

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Hazel Kersey July 08 2014 at 2:39 PM

I don't understand you people. Why do you have to take something good and turn it into something negative. I would hate to live your life. Try smiling and seeing something good in this world instead

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Randy July 08 2014 at 2:46 PM

good for them to come clean and repay the money . Wonder how many of this generation would do the same .

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darkcloudstonite Randy July 08 2014 at 2:55 PM

steal ?

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Karen Randy July 08 2014 at 4:37 PM

ANY generation, let's face it. Bernie would never have voluntarily given back all the money HE stole

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tdiplaci July 08 2014 at 1:35 PM

How can the employee remain anonymous if they wrote a check?

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Brenda July 08 2014 at 3:02 PM

For those wondering how can the employee remain anonymous if they wrote the check, consider this; the employer knows who wrote the check, the employee was talking to ABC and asked to remain anonymous to the public. In my mind this is the only way it could have went, or else how would ABC know who the person was.

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auntbea Brenda July 09 2014 at 6:09 AM


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fernando July 08 2014 at 3:53 PM

James 5:16
"Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."

I'm glad that she has found Him. God Bless.

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ponz111 fernando July 08 2014 at 10:20 PM

The employee should have given back about $400 to pay for the interest the money could have returned if invested. This payback is not enough at all.

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patking176 July 08 2014 at 12:43 PM

Maybe someone is working their 9th step.

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wtrfrd patking176 July 08 2014 at 3:44 PM


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pty014372 patking176 July 08 2014 at 4:08 PM

My thought exactly.

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theomegaman72 July 08 2014 at 2:27 PM

Anyone else thinking that maybe the bar fabricated the story and contacted the media for a little free publicity ? If this is legit, let's hear the employees name and press charges for robbery,etc....after all you have the "confession" in your hands, right ?

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crazy ray July 08 2014 at 3:57 PM

That $200 would be worth about $800 today. Is she paying in installments? Or is she really stealing on the $600 difference now? And that would make her feel better?

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fuzzy1glor crazy ray July 08 2014 at 4:45 PM


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liondog96 July 09 2014 at 2:59 AM

People need money.

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