George Hostetter / Fresno Bee

Joe Cornell back at work on a Salvation Army lot near downtown Fresno on Thursday, May 29, 2014, two days after he found a Brinks bag on a nearby street with about $125,000 in it. Cornell returned the money and now is in line for a $5,000 reward, the company says.

Fresno Bee: Man finds, returns Brinks bag with $125,000 in cash

Published: Friday, May. 30, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Joe Cornell could have yielded to temptation when he found a bag full of money in downtown Fresno. He didn't, and it's paying off for him.

Cornell found a bag with about $125,000 that had fallen off a Brinks armored car in downtown Fresno. Keep it or return it? He decided on the latter course, and now Brinks officials say they'll give Cornell a $5,000 reward.

"It was the right thing to do," Cornell said Thursday afternoon.

Brinks officials are breathing a sigh of relief.

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