Brinks gives Fresno man $5,000 reward for returning bag with $125,000

The Fresno BeeJune 5, 2014 

Joe Cornell, right, talks with David Villa of the Brinks company in Fresno after receiving a $5,000 debit card as a reward for returning $125,000 to Brinks when it had fallen from one of their trucks, following a presentation at the Salvation Army in Fresno, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Cornell, who is going through a rehabilitation program at the Salvation Army in Fresno, returned the money because he said it was the right thing to do and wanted to set a good example for his kids and grandkids. The Brinks company also donated $5,000 to the local Salvation Army.

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Joe Cornell, the Fresno Salvation Army worker who returned a bag with about $125,000 in cash last week to the Brinks armored truck company, received a $5,000 reward during a small ceremony Thursday.

David Villa with Brinks presented a $5,000 debit card to Cornell at the Salvation Army, which also received a $5,000 donation from Brinks.

Cornell spotted the money after it fallen from a Brinks truck on Ventura Avenue near the yard where Cornell works. Cornell, who is going through a rehabilitation program at the Salvation Army, said he returned the money because it was the right thing to do and he wanted to set a good example for his kids and grandkids.

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