Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Italian chauffeur finds €43k...and gives it back

Share this article

Italian chauffeur finds €43k...and gives it back
The money was found in a bag in a car park. Photo: Images Money
10:04 CET+01:00
Some people who stumble across a large wad of cash might think all their Christmases have come at once. But not honest Luigi Tiedi, from the Marche region, who who didn’t think twice about returning the €43,000 he found just before Christmas.

Tiedi, who works as a driver for the Italian luxury goods company, Tod’s, found the cash in a bag in the car park of a shopping centre in Civitanova Marche, Today.it reported.

“I burst into tears when I returned it to its owner,” Tiedi said.

“It didn’t belong to me, that’s why I gave it back. He wanted to give me a reward, but I did not accept.”

The money belonged to a businessman in the area, who dropped the bag as he got out of his car before going into the shopping centre.

He had planned to deposit the money into a safe after the shopping trip.

Tidei spotted the bag, which also contained a mobile phone and other documents, lying underneath the car.

“My legs were shaking,” he said.

“But I didn’t think twice. Amongst all this money I found documents with his address on.”

While some people might have been tempted to keep the cash - especially over the Christmas shopping period - Tidei was philosophical about his good deed.

“In life, you have to do good,” he said.

“Evil is unnecessary. €43,000 doesn’t change your life, but a beautiful deed does.”

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement