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Boston cabbie turned in $187 Thousand in cash left behind in his taxi to police

July 6, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Boston cabbie turned in $187 Thousand in cash left behind in his taxi to police

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Polie said a man, who reportedly left $187,000 in cash in a taxi cab in Boston got his money back thanks to an honest driver, the Associated Press reported.

A driver with the Independent Taxi Operators Association, Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland, picked up the man to drive him on Saturday as one of his legs was in a cast.

MacCausland said, “He told me he was homeless and had been living in a shelter for six months.”

MacCausland, who is 72-years-old, said that the man got out of the cab at one point, with intentions to return, but left the bag behind.

The cabbie waited about 30 minutes, but the man never returned. He then drove to his hotel to try to locate him.

Even with assistance from staff members at the hotel, they still could not find the man. MacCausland looked through the bag that was left behind to see if he could find identification. Instead, he found three bundles of $50 and $100 bills and immediately drove to the police station to hand over the cash.

Authorities discovered paperwork that suggested that the large sum of money was part of his inheritance.

MacCausland told reporters: “To me, that was a relief. Because I know if it wasn’t they’d come looking for me.”

After law enforcement officials had determined that the man was the legitimate owner of the cash, the money was given back to the unnamed man. He also gave his cab driver a $100 reward for his honesty.

Willaim Evans, Police Commissioner, said in a statement: “This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behavior, and his honest deed should be recognized.”

This wasn’t the first time one of MacCausland’s customers left a significant amount of money in his cab. About 30 years ago, he drove a man to the airport who left his briefcase behind, which contained $10,000. However, he said that the person did not give him a reward for his good deed.

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