Honest Lethbridge McDonald’s employee turns in envelope of cash

Nadine Bells
Good NewsOctober 1, 2012

Chelsey Walker found an envelope of cash on the counter next to the till at the Lethbridge McDonald's where she works.

Instead of using the money to fund a dream vacation, the store manager turned in the cash to local police.

"All I kept thinking was somebody somewhere was having a very bad day," Walker told the Calgary Sun.

"That could be somebody's rent or damage deposit or both, somebody needed that money for something. It's definitely a lot of money, somebody would have had a great week, or a trip to Las Vegas or Mexico."

Lethbridge police praised Walker for doing the right thing:

"Police wish to publicly commend the McDonald's staff member who turned the money in. Thank you for your honesty and integrity," the service said in a press release.

Walker won't divulge how much money was found. The rightful owner will be expected to identify the quantity of cash, the bank it came from, and/or provide a receipt from the transaction.

This isn't the first time Walker helped reunite a customer with valuable items. While working at another McDonald's a few months ago, she and her team found a purse containing cash and a passport among other valuables.