Honest Dunfermline pupil hands in £70
THE search is on for an honest Dunfermline schoolboy who found £70 at a cash machine and promptly handed it in.
The cash was found on Tuesday 20th March in the ATM at the David Sands store on St Andrews Street.
Between 50-150 pupils visit the store daily at lunchtime and the eagle-eyed young Good Samaritan is believed to be a pupil at Dunfermline High just across the road.
David Sands supervisor David Palmer, who was on duty that day, commended the boy for his "impressive" actions.
Mr Palmer said, "It was around 1.30pm - the bell was rung for me and I was called up to the till.
"The boy was there and he handed the money over to one of the shop assistants. He said somebody had left the money in the machine.
"There are a lot of kids that come into the shop at that time and hang around afterwards and he must have spotted it.
"There would have been no way to trace it at all if he had just taken it and walked away.
"Teenagers get bad press but most of them are fine, it's just a few who give a bad name to the others."
Unfortunately Mr Palmer did not get a good look at the boy or his name but recognised the Dunfermline High uniform.
He added, "We get between 50-150 kids a day Monday to Friday at lunchtime. It was just a few seconds.
"The shop assistant said he had found the money and I said, 'Thank you very much', and he left.
"I did say to him it was very honest of him. I was surprised that somebody had just handed over £70 that had been found at the machine."
Mr Palmer contacted Note Machine, which operate the ATM, and sent the £70 back via special delivery.
To date, nobody has claimed the cash and Note Machine are looking into it.
Dunfermline High rector Brian Blanchflower said enquiries into the boy's identity had drawn a blank.
However, he added, "Obviously at a time when society gives so much bad press to young people, it's admirable to hear that a pupil at the school has been so honest."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 30 Mar 12
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Well done to that boy and maybe some credit to the parent/parents who I hope have been partly been the reason for this kid to act as he has,just a pity there's not enough kids like this.
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