By Mirembe Martina
A thief stole $800 from a store in the 1980′s and has decided to repay the money, thirty years later with interest.
The thief in Hastings, Michigan stole the money from the store and felt guilty for doing the deed. The burglar sent a letter to a local news channel, 24 Hours News 8 seeking aid to refund the money he stole more than thirty years ago. At the time, the store was called Middle Mart.
The letter was not signed and did not have a return address. He sent the same letter to the Barry County Sheriff’s Department but instead, it contained $1,200 in cash. The interest was worth $400. Part of the letter read, “I did a very bad thing that I am shamed of and have lived with this guilt.”
Barry County Undersheriff, Bob Baker found the original owner of the store and gave him the money. Upon receiving the money, the owner was shocked, according to Baker. “He was shocked, just as much as everybody else was, ’cause this just does not happen every day.” The store was renamed Greg’s Get-N-Go after the original owner sold it in 1988.
Police said they are not looking for the burglar, because too much time has passed.