Ever see someone drop a $20 bill on the street? Pocketing it can be mighty tempting. Now, put yourself in the shoes of 32-year-old Wal-Mart employee Bismark Mensah, who stumbled upon an envelope with $20,000 inside.
Mensah, who makes $9.19 an hour at the Wal-Mart in Federal Way, Wash., didn't just return the cash to Leona Wisdom and Gary Elton -- he sprinted after the couple to catch them before they drove off. The Seattle Times recently did a profile on Mensah. The incident occurred last October.
After he gave Wisdom the envelope, Mensah said, "She was like 'Wow! Tears are coming out." Mensah said the grateful woman tried to offer him a reward but he refused. The money was going to be used for a down payment on a house, according to the Seattle Times. They had cash because they didn't want to wait for a personal check to clear.
Mensah, who immigrated from Ghana in 2012, had been helping the couple load their purchases in their car. After they began to drive off, he spotted theRead More »from Wal-Mart employee finds and returns $20,000 to customers