FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Integrity pays. A 17-year-old who returned $10,000 he found at the Federal Way Top Food store where he works has received several awards.
The teen, Moisei Baraniuc, received $500 from the man who lost the money and another $500 from the store owner. He's also received at least a dozen cards and letters from strangers, some with checks and money orders worth nearly $100.
Baraniuc found a bag stuffed with $50 and $100 bills in the restroom of the store Nov. 13 and turned it over to the manager. The money was the life savings of a Vancouver man who had accidentally left it behind.