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Every so often, a story surfaces about the honesty of people who find someone else's wallet and return it themselves or turn it over to police for the same purpose. This is one of those stories. A few mornings ago in the Seattle suburb of Lynnwood, Wash., Vinod Mago had begun his shift as a taxi driver when his cellphone rang. The caller: a coordinator for Seattle-Tacoma International Taxi Association. It seems a passenger who'd taken cab No. 33 to Sea-Tac Airport was missing $5,950. The money was to go toward the purchase of a car, and the passenger was – to put it mildly – upset about the situation. Mago, who'd just taken over No. 33, pulled off the road and found a wallet stuffed with $50 and $100 bills on the back seat. At the time, he happened to be in Bellevue, which is east of Seattle and a good 30 miles from the airport. He slid behind the wheel again, put the pedal down, and raced to Sea-Tac, where he handed the wallet back to its owner and invited him to count the contents. No need; I trust you, the latter said, handing him $100 and the coordinator $20 in gratitude. "If money doesn't belong to me, I don't keep it," Mago said. "I know God is watching." It was the second time in less than a year that Mago had returned cash left in his cab.

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