Thursday, June 05, 2008

Happy Thursday!

On the change front, we found exactly three pennies!! Yayy!! The pennies were found at a CVS parking lot. I'm pretty shocked that we are still 4 months away from the end of the FCF (Fiscal Change Finding) year and we have already surpassed 2007's totals (2007 total found: $264.24) . The lack of dollar finds seems common all over the internet change finding populace-- the economy has much to do with this phenomenon. During my usual searches for found money, I stumbled upon this story that happened exactly on this day last year:

Boy who found money loses reward

TAMPA, Fla., June 5 Two Florida boys who became national heroes five years ago when they turned in $4,000 in cash they found on the street are looking for their reward money.The money appears to have been put in a bank account for Jarvarious Jones and Oscar Carter. But no one knows where the account is, The Tampa Tribune reported."We have been trying since February to find out where the account was set up and no one will help us or tell us anything," said Keisha Hamilton, Carter ' s mother. The boys were 13-year-old students at Greco Middle School in Tampa when they found the money in four envelopes near their bus stop.Hamilton says Greco administrators promised to set up an account. But no one admits being the person who did.Carter is now an 18-year-old community college student and the experience has left him disillusioned. He said he sometimes wishes he and Jones had not been so honest."I could have used that money to get clothes, pay some bills and help my family," he said. "But I did the right thing and now people aren't helping me. I have learned not to trust anyone."

Copyright 2007 by UPI

Poor guy! He did the right thing, didn't he? What do you think?

Total today: $0.03
Total thus far: $320.44

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