Newly released FTC data shows that Americans reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, an increase of more than 70 percent over the previous year. In a day and age where identity theft and fraud is on the rise, it is refreshing to see stories like this one, of neighbors helping neighbors.
On a busy Friday afternoon this April, a good citizen found a check laying in the parking lot of a local grocery store in Devine. Instead of walking past it, or leaving it for someone else to find, she took the time to pick it up and turn in that check written for $12,000.
She quickly turned it into the manager who then turned it over to authorities, safe and sound.
“That’s not something we see every day,” Devine PD Lieutenant Chris Andrews. “The kindness of the citizens in a small town is awesome.”
By Kayleen Holder, Editor