Girls rewarded after finding cash in street

Most people would probably go on a spending spree if they discovered thousands of euros just lying in the street, but two schoolgirls in Larissa, central Greece, who stumbled across 20,000 euros embraced their inner good Samaritan and returned the money to the bank that lost it. The large pile of banknotes had been fastened with tape that had the bank’s name on it, so the two senior high school students turned over the money to a local branch of the bank. Authorities praised the girls on Saturday, but did not name them or the bank. In line with the law, the teenagers received a reward of 400 euros, which is 2 percent of the total amount they found. The bank also opened accounts for the two girls and deposited 1,500 euros in each account. It was not immediately clear how the cash ended up in the street.

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