Man returns money he stole in 1940s – with interest

Nadine Bells
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It's never too late to do the right thing.

A guilty conscience moved a man to return stolen money, with interest, to a downtown Seattle department store — 60 years after the theft.

On Monday, an elderly gentlemen walked into a Seattle Sears store with an envelope addressed to the manager.

Inside, the manager found $100 cash and a note. It read:

"During the late [forties] I stole some money from the cash register in the amount of $20-$30…I want to pay you back this money in the amount of $100 to put in your account."

The man's identity isn't known, and Sears has no intentions of releasing store surveillance video.

"I think his conscience has been bothering him for the past 60 years," store manager Gary Lorentson told KING-TV.

The store plans to put the money "into the store's seasonal charity fund to be given to a local grandmother and her grandchildren," The Los Angeles Times reports.