Albuquerque College Student Finds $135K Next To ATM, Calls Cops


Doing the right thing has turned an Albuquerque college student into a good news story.

Stopping off at an ATM last week, Jose Nuñez saw a huge pile of $20s and $50s next to the machine, totalling up to $135,000.

Rather than pocket the cash and go on a spending spree, the 19-year-old called the cops, which earned him a large amount of praise on Thursday.

Albuquerque's police chief gave Nunez a plaque to thank him for his actions, with the department inviting him to apply as a public service aide. He was then presented with tons of sports memorabilia, season tickets for UNM football, plus several hundred dollars in gift cards from local businesses.

SOURCE: CNN