The town of Dixon is thanking a 7-year-old girl who did the right thing by turning in a wallet found on the street.
Jessica Gutierrez recently found the wallet on the ground when she was walking one morning to Tremont Elementary School. Inside the wallet was hundreds of dollars.
Without hesitation, she turned it in at her school - because she remembered her mother's words that you don't keep anything that is not yours.
The woman who lost the wallet gave the little girl a reward, but the town wanted to do more. Today, she was picked up in a white, stretch limousine from the Bryan-Baker Funeral home.
At school, she met a police dog and his officer-handler from the Dixon Police Department. Her class earned a pizza lunch from Mary's Pizza Shack in Dixon.
Other businesses will also recognize the Jessica's honesty: Cattleman's Restaurant is giving t-shirts to Jessica and her siblings. Anytime they go to Cattleman's wearing the shirts, they eat free.
Cool Patch Pumpkins and World's Largest Corn Maze will give Jessica and her family free pumpkins for life - and Jessica gets a lifetime pass to the corn maze.
"Jessica showed everyone that honesty really is the best policy," said Dixon Police Chief Jon Cox in a press release.
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