Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deep Pockets: Man Finds $10,000 Bond in Used Suit

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deep Pockets: Man Finds $10,000 Bond in Used Suit

Article excerpt

Down on his luck but holding an invitation to a nice dinner, Alan Brown went to a thrift store and bought a used suit for $15, leaving him just $6 to his name. After dinner, he reached into one of the pockets for a cigarette and found a $10,000 savings bond.

"I must admit I was thinking maybe there is a nice reward in this," he said.

Brown, 31, from Lindenwold, N.J., recently lost his job as a school custodian, and his unemployment compensation ran out in May. His wife lost her job when a candy store closed. They have a daughter, Holly Ann, 3, to support. But he found that the bond's owner needed it even more than he did. The owner's address was on the bond, and a letter soon brought a response. "I have a tendency of hiding things and don't know where I put them," George Sisak wrote. "If you feel it is rightfully mine, I thank you for being honest. …

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