​Man Returns Stolen Money 40 Years Later In Seattle​​

November 27, 2021

Man Returns Stolen Money - A man who stole money from a Seattle some 40 years ago has finally returned it. Acting on his own guilty conscience, he gave the cash back with interest, a store manager said.

Gary Lorentson, manager of the Sears store in downtown Seattle, said an elderly man came into the store around 10 a.m. Monday and gave an envelope labeled “Sears manager” to the customer service desk, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Tuesday.

Lorentson said the envelope contained a $100 bill and a note.

“During the late (forties) I stole some money from the cash register in the amount of $20-$30,” the note read. “I want to pay you back this money in the amount of $100 to put in your theft account.”

Lorentson said the man did not identify himself.

“I think his conscience has been bothering him for the past 60 years,” the manager said.

He said the money will be put toward helping needy families during the holiday season.