Honest Man Returns $10k Gambling Funds
Most regard Las Vegas as Sin City, this is not always the case since a man from Colorado who’s regarded as a saint returned $10,000 he found at the gambling mecca’s airport to its rightful owner.
Honest Joe Returns Gambling Funds
Mitch Gilbert, a native from Greenwood Village found two unmarked Caesar’s Palace envelopes at McCarran International Airport as he was leaving Las Vegas earlier this month, KUSA-TV reported. When Gilbert opened the envelopes at home he saw that each envelope contained $5,000 in cash to his astonishment. I just about fell on my back, since this type of thing happens one in a million. I couldn’t believe it,” Gilbert said.
Gilbert said he immediately contacted the police at the Las Vegas airport hoping to find the rightful owner of the lost cash, he said that it was against the rules for them to take his personal details. He also said, “I wanted to show my kids the right thing to do. It would have been a lot easier keeping the cash but I felt compelled to return the lost cash to its rightful owner,”
Irrespective of the lack of cooperation by the authorities, Gilbert decided not to throw in the towel. He contacted the number at the airport a couple of times, finally after two weeks a man from El Paso, Texas reported losing two Caesar’s Palace envelopes containing $10,000 in cash.
“She said, ‘Well, this is breaking the rules, but you’re trying to do the right thing here,'” Gilbert said, that the woman gave him with the man’s contact details.
Two days before Christmas the cash was paid into Ignacio Marquez’s bank account. He told KUSA-TV that he dropped the cash at the airport since he was late for his flight.
“To be honest I’m overwhelmed and I never expected to see my money again, since any amount of cash lost is always a goner. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to Mitch Gilbert and his family. You simply don’t find honest folk like this any more,” Marquez said.
“I am eternally grateful and I would like to thank Mitch for his honesty. Had it been someone else and not Mitch chances are pretty good I would have lost $10,000.” The moral of the story here is “honesty is still the best policy” and the old saying “finders keepers losers weepers” did not apply here thanks to the honesty of one man. It’s heartening to see that there are still honest people in this world and kudos to you Mr. Gilbert, the staff at Cassaon-casino applauds your honesty.[addtoany]