Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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The skinny: He returns $125,000, gets back $5,000

Good devil/bad devil

He returns $125,000, gets back $5,000

A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck. Joe Cornell tells the Fresno Bee that he found the cash Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left the sack behind. "I started crying and shaking," Cornell said. "Everything was going through my mind — the good devil/bad devil thing. What to do?" Thoughts of the imminent arrival of his fourth grandchild helped him decide. "I thought, 'What would I want her to think of me?' That made up my mind right there," he said. "I got on my radio and called my boss. 'Hey, I found a bag of money.' " Brinks will give Cornell a $5,000 reward and make a $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army.

Tale of theft I

A big collector of human skin

It's the kind of tale that would make anyone's skin crawl.Gary Dudek, 54, of Wallingford, Pa., allegedly stole $357,000 worth of human skin from Mercy Philadelphia Hospital from November 2011 to July 2013, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Police said they were unaware of a motive or of what happened to the skin grafts. Dudek, a medical company sales representative, was arrested this week and charged with theft, receiving stolen property and tampering with records.

Tale of theft II

A big collector of others' cash

Apparently Juliette D'Souza never saw this coming. Convicted as phony shaman who conned clients out of almost $1.7 million, she was sentenced Friday in London to 10 years in jail. She ripped off clients who went to her for help with problems ranging from illness to job worries. Prosecutors said D'Souza persuaded them to hand over money, saying it was a "sacrifice" that would be hung off a sacred tree in the Amazon rainforest as a spiritual offering before being returned. The money was never sent or returned.

Compiled from wire services

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