A 48-year-old migrant worker from Suzhou, Anhui province, stumbled upon 130,000RMB in cash near a labor market as he was searching for work. After three days of fretting over the money, he eventually decided to turn it in to the police, Xinhua reports.
Wu Xuede was hanging around the local labor market when he came across a leather bag containing 130,000RMB in cash. Wu had never been in possession of such a large amount of money at once, and he didn’t tell anyone. Instead, he put it in a suitcase and took it home.
Police had already targeted Wu as the suspect after identifying him on CCTV surveillance. Instead of arresting him, however, they sent him a couple of text messages persuading him to return the money voluntarily. Then after three days of weighing the options, Wu turned in the 130,000RMB.
“I have been in Nanjing for more than six months. During the first couple of months, I changed three jobs but only earned 4,000RMB, due to the poor job market”, he told Xinhua. “In the last few weeks, I haven’t found even one. I’ve also got two boys, both unmarried”.
“I have to admit that it will at least take me three years to earn 130,000RMB”, he added. “But I am not a bad guy you know. I would never keep money that did not belong to me”.
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by Luke Sun
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