Store Employee Returns Money Bag to Owner

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP -- A man who works for Giant Markets near Williamsport found a bag with a whole lot of money. He could have kept it, but he didn't. He returned the bag of money to the rightful owner.

Janet Jackson bought Sunset Ice Cream near Williamsport in November. It's been a busy summer and a busy week with the Little League World Series.

"I got rather frazzled and we had an impromptu event on Saturday," Jackson said.

That day Jackson and her boyfriend stopped at the Giant supermarket near her store for some last-minute supplies. Jackson also had a bank bag of money from her store and changed some big bills for smaller ones.

When they got to their event, Jackson noticed her bag of money was not there.

"My heart sank. There was over $700 in cash in the bag, a credit card, a check book, and that's a lot of work," Jackson said.

That's where Taylor Koser comes in. Taylor, 20, has worked at Giant for about two years. He was collecting shopping carts on Saturday and saw something inside one of the carts.

"I opened it up and I mean there was a lot of money in there. I hurried up, brought it in there. My boss at the front couldn't believe it either," Koser said.

Instead of keeping the $700 in cash, Taylor turned it over to his manager, every penny of it.

"It would have been a huge financial hit for a small ice cream shop, so I appreciate Taylor more than I can express," Jackson said.

At $4 a cone, Jackson says they would have had to sell about 200 ice cream cones to make up for the loss.

To show her thanks, Jackson gave Taylor a $50 gift card to her ice cream shop. Taylor tells Newswatch 16 he turned the money in because he was always taught to do the right thing.

"You never know where it's going to lead to. And in this case, $50 worth of free ice cream!" Taylor said. "Oh, it's incredible, I mean, I'm going to come here after work and keep on getting ice cream!"

"He's always welcome in my store and when his $50 runs out I'll probably give him another $50," Jackson said.


  • Belnak

    That is nothing. I left my bag with over $3,000 in cash and $4,000 in prepaid visa cards at the Candy Kitchen on Somerset st. On the boardwalk in Ocean City Md. And the next day when I called there the employee still had with every penny still in it.


    Why isn’t it new worthy?? Your life is pretty crappy if you only care about the bad in the world….”Good People Matter” not you…

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