Honest Carrier Save One Citizen Some Dough

Council Bluffs, IA, City Carrier Dan Lyons.

Council Bluffs, IA, City Carrier Dan Lyons.

When a Council Bluffs, IA, employee recently found a bank envelope stuffed with cash, there was only thought that came to mind – call his Postmaster to ask how to proceed.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, City Carrier Dan Lyons was walking along his route when he happened across an envelope lying on the ground. Curiously, he retrieved the envelope and discovered $1,100 in cash and a bank receipt inside. Lyons promptly contacted Customer Service Supervisor Traci Higginbotham and asked her what he should do with the envelope. Higginbotham responded by telling Lyons to bring it to the office so she could take it to the bank.

The receipt tucked inside the envelope amidst the wad of bills contained the address of the bank it originated from, allowing Higginbotham to return it to that specific location. Thanks to Lyon’s efforts and honesty, the bank was able to quickly reunite the cash that went astray with its rightful owner.

“I was very proud of Dan’s honesty and integrity,” said Higginbotham. “These are the kinds of things that the public should think about when they think of the Postal Service.”

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

     /  August 8, 2015

    Awesome !!
    I think I would have let the police handle it tho…

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