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SEPTA Worker Finds Bag of $15K Cash in Street, Turns It in



    Man Finds Bag of $15,000 in Middle of Upper Darby Road

    A man driving on State Road in Upper Darby saw a bag in the middle of the road. When he pulled over, he discovered it had over $15,000 inside. Bob Tracey, a SEPTA worker in Delaware County, turned the money into police. (Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016)

    A suburban Philadelphia transit worker has found a bag loaded with over $15,000 in the middle of a road and turned it in to police.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Bob Tracey was driving home from work Monday night when he spotted the black bag.

    Tracey says he thought it was a purse. But when he opened it, he saw dozens of crisp $100 and $20 bills.

    The 61-year-old Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority worker immediately called police.

    Upper Darby Superintendent of Police Michael Chitwood says "to turn that kind of cash in" makes Tracey "truly a good Samaritan."

    It's unclear who lost the money.

    Tracey says his wife assured him he did the right thing, even though he was $15,000 richer "for about a half hour."