Heres a good story from the news about how a thief stole from a charity and felt guilty, later returning the money, and adding four times the amount he stole!
In Tewkesbury, Glos (UK), a young woman was collecting money at snooker club to raise funds for breast cancer. Maranda Shepherd, 22, claimed that she left the donation box at the bar of the club, only to find it stolen some time later.
“I was gutted someone had stolen it – �40 is a lot of money for someone who hasn’t got it. It was upsetting because it wasn’t my money and I couldn’t replace it.” said Maranda Shepherd, who was raising funds for Breast Cancer in honor of her grandmother who had died of the disease.
After reporting it to the police the following day, Ms.Shepherd got a surprising call from the manager of the snooker club, saing that the thief had returned the box and wanted to speak to her.
“I was very pleased, but very surprised, to discover the man was giving the money back, and increasing the amount. He apologised profusely and obviously felt bad about taking charity money. He gave me �200 in total – which was a very generous donation.
I was very happy he brought the money back because it meant I could give a lot more money to the charity than I had originally expected.”
Ms.Shepherd has since decided not to press charges.
[tags]charity fndraiser,charity news,charity theft,breast cancer fundraiser[/tags]
Originally posted on November 3, 2006 @ 2:06 pm