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Boston Cab Driver Turns in $187,000 He Finds in Taxi

This isn't the first time the cabbie found a large sum of money in his taxi, he says, but it is the first time he received a reward for returning it

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    A man who left about $187,000 cash in a Boston taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cabbie, police said Tuesday. (Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016)

    A man who left about $187,000 cash in a Boston taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cabbie, police said Tuesday.

    Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland, a driver for the Independent Taxi Operators Association, picked up a fare with a cast on one leg on Saturday.

    "He told me he was homeless and had been living in a shelter for six months," MacCausland said.

    At one point, the man got out of the cab to meet a friend intending to return, leaving a bag behind, the 72-year-old MacCausland said. MacCausland waited about 30 minutes, but the man didn't return. So, he drove to the man's hotel to look for him.

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    Unable to find the man, even with the help of the hotel staff, MacCausland looked in the bag for identification. There he found three bundles of $50 and $100 dollar bills. He immediately drove to police headquarters to turn in the cash.

    Police found paperwork indicating the money was part of an inheritance.

    "To me that was a relief," MacCausland said. "Because I know if it wasn't they'd come looking for me."

    The money was returned to the unnamed man after police determined he was the rightful owner. The man gave MacCausland a $100 reward.

    "This hackney driver exhibited exemplary behavior and his honest deed should be recognized," Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement.

    About 30 years ago, another person left a large sum of money in MacCausland's cab. A fare he drove to the airport left a briefcase containing $10,000 behind. That person didn't give him a reward, he said.

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