The headline, "$7K found at airport in Atlanta" is causing mixed responses on social media today. Last month, a part time worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport found an envelope containing $7,000 in cash on the curb. Instead of having a "finders keepers, losers weepers" attitude, the honest worker turned the money in to police.
According to a Mar. 5 report from WPXI, Pamela North Hollowaay (in this photo), was going about her daily duties at the Park & Ride desk at the airport when she looked down and found a bulky envelope.
She picked it up, looked inside and found a large wad of cash. Immediately, she inquired with a shuttle driver to learn if anyone mentioned accidentally leaving money behind. After the driver said they were not aware of the matter, the airport worker went directly to her supervisor, who counted out the money in her presence.
Police officers were called and took a report about the money. Lo and behold, authorities received a phone call from a doctor who reported missing cash. After a short investigation, police were confident the person on the phone was the owner of the $7,000 found at the airport.
"I could've kept the money but I didn't do that. I'm an honest citizen. I'm a taxpayer and I believe in doing the right thing," North Holloway said.
Attempts by the media to reach the podiatrist were made to see if a reward for the woman was in order. However, a receptionist said the doctor was too busy as he was seeing patients.
Arguably, there are others who would have not done the right or proper thing by turning in the money. After all, many have at one time or the other dreamed -- or even prayed - that they find a large sum or money.
While some states are liberal about lost and found property, others require the person to report matters such as this and will only turn the property over to the finder after a certain amount of time goes by.
The $7,000 found at an airport is a lot of cash. Would you have turned it in? If not, what would you have done with the Benjamins?