Boynton Beach Woman Who Returned $1,800 Found at ATM Honored by Police

Adriana Allen found and turned in $1,800 to Boynton Beach Police

By Solsiree Skarlinsky and David Jeannot
|  Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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A Boca Raton woman was honored by Boynton Beach Police for her honest virtue Tuesday. Adriana Allen found $1,800 at the Chase Bank ATM at 555 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach last month. She told NBC 6 she was happy to do what was right.

A Boca Raton woman was honored by Boynton Beach Police for her honest virtue Tuesday. Adriana Allen found $1,800 at the Chase Bank ATM at 555 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach last month. She told NBC 6 she was happy to do what was right.

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Woman Returns $1,800 Found at ATM

A South Florida woman is being praised for her honesty after she turned in $1,800 she found sticking out of a deposit slot at a Boynton Beach bank Sunday. Boynton Beach Police say Adriana Allen was driving through the ATM at the Chase Bank at 555 N. Congress Avenue when she spotted the cash.
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A Boca Raton woman was honored by Boynton Beach Police for her honest virtue Tuesday.

Adriana Allen found $1,800 at the Chase Bank ATM

at 555 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach last month.

She chose to turn over the substantial amount of cash

to local authorities rather than pocketing it for a rainy day.

For that, Allen was presented with a citizen's commendation during the police department’s quarterly awards ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse.

“It makes me feel really, really good, I mean this is not something that I deserve, I did what was right, I did what was right in my heart, and that was it,” said Allen, who was accompanied to the ceremony by her family.

Afterward, she was able to meet Daniel Lacesa, the man almost lost $1,800 in cash.

Lacesa was so thankful for her integrity that he presented her with an undisclosed check plus a donation to go to a charity in her name.

“Adrianna sets the example for all of us and the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward," he said.

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