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Texas Teacher Returns Lost Bag with $20,000

| by Lauren Schiff

Candace Scott was quite surprised, as you can imagine, when she stopped her car to pick up a bag on the road and found $20,000 inside of it. 

"It looked like a gallon-size baggie with a blue zipper on top," Scott says. "It just barely caught my eye, and I thought it was money, then was like, `Nah, it's probably a dirty diaper."'

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Whereas most might hoot, holler, and celebrate their incredibly good fortune, Scott instead, reading the Chase bank label on the bag, drove to a nearby branch and pounded on the window until someone came to reclaim the dough.

"She told me I'm the most honest person in the world, and I said `or the dumbest,"' Scott says about her 8 a.m. conversation with the teller. Scott is a former middle school teacher in the area. What makes the situation even more irregular is that, currently, she is unemployed.

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The bank manager must have thought Scott "had been in an accident or somebody had mugged me," she reports. "I told her `I have y'all's money. She said `What?' and then she thought I was a crazy person. I told her to stay right there while I got it. She saw it and opened that door up as fast as she could."

The bank promptly thanked Scott for her good deed.

Sources: Associated Press