Man Finds $17,021 in Street, Returns it

A man finds a bag in the street with thousands of dollars in cash and turns it in to cops

By Sandra Torres
|  Friday, Jun 10, 2011  |  Updated 12:47 PM CDT
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The Daily Herald

Robert J. Adams found the bag near a Rolling Meadows Chase ATM, containing $17,021 in cash.

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An Arlington Heights man found a bag full of money outside a bank and didn't think twice to keep any of it, the Daily Herald reports.

Robert J. Adams was waiting to use an ATM outside a Chase Branch in Rolling Meadows on Monday, when he noticed a plastic bag full of money on the ground, according to the Daily Herald.

Adams tells the paper he thought it was a joke but then realized it was real money.

That's when he saw the word "Chase" printed on the bag and went inside the branch to see if it was theirs.

Bank employees told him the money did not belong to them, so he called police to report it.

After further investigation, police and Chase officials determined the cash, which totaled about $17,021, was meant for another ATM and was under the care of Loomis, the international armored truck company, the Daily Herald reports.

Loomis officials are not sure how the money ended up there, and the incident is now under investigation, according to the Daily Herald.

So far, Adams has not received a reward.

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