Readfield man returns $2,200 in cash found in parking lot

Posted Dec. 23, 2010, at 10:40 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A 41-year-old central Maine man is earning praise after finding the rightful owner of $2,200 in cash he found in a parking lot.

Joseph Gaboury of Readfield found the money last week outside a Lowe’s store in Augusta. Before leaving, he gave Lowe’s employees his name and number in case anybody called looking for the money.

Gaboury told the Kennebec Journal he got a call the next day from Peter Brown of Hampden, who had stopped at Lowe’s on his way to Boothbay to buy a snowmobile. Brown told Gaboury the cash must have fallen from his jacket pocket when he was getting back into his truck.

Gaboury turned down Brown’s reward offer — but he received a Christmas card from Brown this week with $250 inside.

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