Magazine article Insight on the News

One Good Turn. (for the People)

Magazine article Insight on the News

One Good Turn. (for the People)

Article excerpt

True stories with happy endings are favorites of for the people. Here's one that happened close to home. Early this spring, INSIGHT executive assistant Donna Harkins lost her wallet while shopping at a COSTCO store in Arlington, Va. A telephone call to the store produced only a response that, "Sorry, no one's found anything like that." Repeated fine-toothed-comb searches of her car and a rerun of the route she'd followed after leaving the store turned up nothing.

A day passed, and Harkins steeled herself to the fact that the wallet, which had held a large amount of cash, seemed permanently and irretrievably lost. Even if someday the wallet turned up, she thought, the money certainly wouldn't. Someone would be sorely tempted--and give in to the temptation.

Then, the evening following the ill-fated event, there was a call from downstairs at Donna's apartment house. The caller, Khalid Moutei, 35, a taxi-driver from Morocco, held in his hand the lost wallet and asked if it was hers. …

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