Woman finds $300 left behind at ATM, turns it in

Woman finds $300 in ATM
(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - It wasn't even something Becky Wright had to think about, keeping the $300 she found in a Rock Hill ATM didn't cross her mind.

"I just knew that had to be somebody's money and they would probably need it," Wright said.

The Rock Hill woman stopped at a Wells Fargo ATM on Cherry Road last Wednesday to make a deposit. But when she pulled her car up to the machine, $300 was waiting for her.

"When I went to put my card in, I saw a lot of money sitting in the cash machine. So it kind of shocked me," Wright said.

Wright said she didn't even consider keeping it. The woman called Rock Hill Police to come take the money and hopefully find an owner who, so far, hasn't come forward.

"It's the old-fashioned right thing to do. It was very honorable," said Rock Hill Police Captain Mark Bollinger. He said the officer who took the report has been off and hasn't had time yet to follow up the case.

But Wright has also contacted the bank, who said they're working on the investigation too, to try and determine who left the money behind and hopefully reconnect the owner with their missing cash.

Wright said she's also been the recipient of the good fortune that comes from a person with a good heart. A few years ago, she left her purse in a shopping cart and made it all the way home before she realized it was missing.

"I panicked and rushed back to the store as fast as I could," Wright said.

Her purse had been turned in without a single thing missing.

Regardless of her own good fortune, Wright would have still turned the money in, "That's a lot of money and I'm sure someone is missing it."

If you have any information about who the money may belong to, please contact the Rock Hill Police Department.

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