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A TAXI driver was handed a brown paper bag that had been left on the back seat.
Chocolate, the doorman said, and Gamboa put it on the passenger seat next to him.
Curiosity soon got the better of Gamboa and his passenger.
Inside the bag was six piles of $100 bills totalling $300,000, Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
“My God, this is cash money,” said Gamboa, a Checker Cab driver for 13 years.
Gamboa told his dispatcher and drove the money to Yellow Checker Star Transportation’s main office after dropping off the passenger.
“This is the largest amount we have found in my 32 years in this business,” said Yellow Checker Star chief operating officer Bill Shranko. “Recently, we found $9,000, but that’s no longer a big deal.”
Not long after a person showed up at the taxi company to claim the money. But he had no identification and his name was not that to whom The Cosmopolitan had recorded a $300,000 payout.
Las Vegas police was call, and together with the Cosmopolitan, linked the money to a prominent poker player they would not identify.
Did keeping the money ever cross Gamboa’s mind?
“Even though I am a poor guy, I don’t need money that doesn’t belong to me,” he told the Review Journal.
He had yet to receive a reward for his honesty.