Teen returns $1,500 in cash he found on Florida beach

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JUNO BEACH,FL (WPTV) You could do quite a bit with $1,500, but 14-year-old Billy Reid decided to do the right thing when he found that much money in cash on Florida’s Juno Beach last Saturday.

Billy, a ninth grader at Palm Beach Day Academy, was out participating in a walk for autism with the Teen Golf Association through The First Tee of the Palm Beaches when he looked down at the sand and made a find of a lifetime.

“I saw this stack of money that was half buried,” Billy said.

He spotted what he at first thought was a $100 bill in the sand. 

“I thought it was a prank at first,” he said. “I thought there was fishing line attached to it and someone was hiding in a bush or something and they were just going to pull it away.”

When Billy picked it up, he realized it was a lot more than that. The bills added up to $1,500.

“Certain people were like, ‘If I found that, I was going to keep it,'” he said. “I was certain that I was going to give it back. If I was in that situation, I knew that I would want someone to turn it in.”


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