A Las Vegas cab driver passed the test of honesty when he found a large bag of $100 bills that amounted to a whopping $300,000. ABC News reports Dec. 25 that Gerardo Gamboa -- a 13-year cab driver in Vegas -- was curious about what was in the bag left in the back seat and peeked inside with another passenger as his witness. At first he thought it was a bag of chocolates.
The Vegas cab driver was shocked to learn that there was a massive amount of cash inside the bag. The $100 bills were in six bundles of $50,000 each. The driver took the money to the Yellow Checker Star Transportation main office where Vegas authorities and casino officials returned it to the poker player.
Yellow Checker Star Transportation has named Gamboa "its driver of the year and rewarded him with $1,000 and a dinner for two at a restaurant," the report said.
The passenger who left the bag of money behind gave Gamboa a $5 tip after he was transported from the Cosmopolitan resort to the Palms Place tower. Gamboa then drove to the Bellagio resort "where a doorman helping a passenger into the car noticed the bag," the report went on to say.
It took a number of hours to confirm the cash owner's identity in order to return it. He took Gamboa's information, but did not instantly leave him a reward.
"If he doesn't give me anything, that's OK," Gamboa said. "I'm not waiting for any kind of return. I just wanted to do the right thing, and I appreciate what the company did for me."
Karma is usually good to people like this Vegas cab driver. Gerardo Gamboa is the kind of person everyone should strive to be. He definitely passed a major test of honesty in this case.