He Found $300,000 In Cash And Knew Exactly What To Do With It

December 26, 2013

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Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in his back seat, but it turned out to be $300,000 in cash.

Now, Gamboa is winning honors for honesty after turning in the money he found Monday. The money was returned to an unidentified poker player. Yellow Checker Star Transportation named Gamboa its driver of the year and rewarded him with $1,000 and a dinner for two at a restaurant.

Gerardo Gamboa

Gamboa took the six bundles of $100 bills to the company's main office, where Las Vegas police and casino officials linked it to the poker player.

It took several hours to verify the identity of the owner and return the cash. He took Gamboa's information, but didn't immediately leave a reward.

"If he doesn't give me anything, that's OK," Gamboa told the Sun. "I'm not waiting for any kind of return. I just wanted to do the right thing, and I appreciate what the company did for me."


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