Garbage man returns $12,000 in lost checks to school

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Garbage Man Returns $12,000 in Lost Checks to School

A Seattle garbage man is being called a school's hero after he returned $12,000 in lost checks.

"It felt really good, but at the same time, I was just making sure I did the right thing," said Micah Speir.

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Micah Speir was working his normal route when he came across the checks in a bag on the ground and called the school's principal.

"That's just going the extra mile for students and families and a school, and it's incredible and it speaks to his character," said Lawson Elementary School principal Dorian Manza.

School officials say a PTA board member accidentally dropped the checks after leaving a fundraiser. The principal offered Speir a reward for his good deed, but he declined.

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