Money comes flowing out of hospital dryer, staff picks and returns $9,100 to the owner

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What would you do if you found a ton of cash when no one was around?

A worker at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, Steven Ledo had this moral dilemma when he suddenly found a bunch of cash one day, and no one was around. Ledo was doing laundry at that time in the hospital’s laundry room when $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills flowing out of the door of an opened dryer.

“The door was open and I saw money falling onto the floor. I’ve never had that much money in my hands,” recalled Ledo to WPRI.

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Ledo said that he tried calling his boss to inform him about the money, but unfortunately, the phone didn’t work. So he ended up getting down and pick up all the money by himself.

Ledo is keeping track of the amount and counted $9,100 in total.

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With that much money, Ledo might have tempted to keep the money and he could’ve done that since there’s no one around, but he didn’t. Definitely raised right, Ledo returned the money—which turns out belongs to the patient staying in the hospital.

“It’s somebody else’s hard-earned money, and it wasn’t mine,” said Ledo.

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The patient was so happy to receive her lost money back and Ledo’s honest deed was also recognized by Miriam President Arthur Sampson.

“He is an honorable man. He’s been a long-term employee and this is well within his character,” said Sampson.

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“There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You treat people the way you want to be treated,” said Ledo.

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