15 Jan '12, 12pm

#Hostels Honest homeless Austrian returns $11500: But instead of seeing the cash as a late Christmas present, th...

VIENNA (AFP) - Homeless Austrian man Hermann Schleichert had US$1 (S$1.30) and an empty packet of cigarettes in his pocket on a cold Boxing Day evening when he found 7,000 euros (S$11,500) on the pavement. But instead of seeing the cash as a late Christmas present, the 48-year-old, who was staying in a Vienna homeless shelter and hostel for recovering alcoholics, took his find to the police, he told the Kurier daily on Sunday. 'I picked up the envelope and saw there was a bundle of cash inside. All 500-euro notes!,' he said. 'Not even for a second did I think about keeping the money. That would have been theft.' The real owner of the money later reported his loss to police and got his cash back - but has yet to thank Mr Schleichert, Kurier added.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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