U.S. News – 60 years on, elderly man with conscience repays store $100

2 12 2011

60 years on, elderly man with conscience repays store $100

by: Linda Brill, KING5

An elderly man who confessed to stealing money from a Sears store in the 1940s gave the money back on Monday – with interest.

The man hand-delivered an envelope addressed to “Sears manager” to a customer service counter on the second floor of the store in downtown Seattle at about 10 a.m. (1 p.m. ET)

Inside the envelope was a note and a $100 bill.

The note read: “During the late [forties] I stole some money from the cash register in the amount of $20-$30 … I want to pay you back this money in the amount of $100 to put in your theft account.”

“I think his conscience has been bothering him for the past 60 years,” said Sears manager Gary Lorentson.

“That is heartwarming,” said one customer, “awesome.”

“It must have made him feel good inside to do that,” said another.

Store security cameras caught the elderly man on video, but Sears won’t release it, and they don’t know who he is.

The store plans to put the money toward helping needy families during the holiday season.

via U.S. News – 60 years on, elderly man with conscience repays store $100.

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