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Va. man turns in $1,000 found in Walmart parking lot

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -

A Virginia man's good deed is earning him some admiration. He found $1,000 in a store parking lot. Instead of keeping it, he turned it in.

23-year-old Jacob Kroko found the cash in an envelope in a Walmart parking lot in Fredericksburg, Va.

Deciding to do the right thing, Kroko went straight to the customer service desk and turned it in. The money was then turned over to an officer already in the store.

"There is always the thought,” he said. “There’s the thought of, ‘I could leave right now and I’m a thousand dollars richer,’ but then the next second, you’re thinking, ‘What if I lost that money?’”

It’s kind of psychological,” said Defense Department Police Officer Jason Carey. “Most of the time, people will turn it in because they think they are being watched.”

Fredericksburg police say the owner of the money was located about an hour later.

A young man called the store about his missing money and was able to verify the amount and denominations of the bills as well as a time stamp on the bank receipt inside the envelope.

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