Uber driver returns wallet left in his car with $3k inside to passenger

Uber driver Jose Figueroa admits he had a little devil on his shoulder after finding $3k in a wallet left in his car by a passenger.

Chicago-based Figueroa noticed a wallet in the back of his vehicle after dropping a man, who'd just arrived into the country from Ukraine, to an apartment complex in the city.

According to Uber, the app deletes any passenger information from the driver after the fare ends and that left Jose with no way of contacting the owner of the wallet.

However, being of strong religious faith, Jose felt he had to do all he could to reunite the passenger with his lost wallet – which also contended the man’s immigration documents.

Jose decided to return to the complex and ring every door bell until he found the man. His perseverance paid off as finally the passenger’s sister opened the door and there he returned the wallet to a very grateful Volodymyr Kytsknuik.

Volodymyr immediately handed Jose $100 and insisted he stay for dinner as a thank you.

Speaking to ABC11 Jose admitted there was some “temptation” to keep the money.

“I mean there was temptation. I’ll be honest with you,” said Figueroa.

“But me being a Christian, I couldn’t. I wanted to make sure I sleep good, so that’s what I did.

“I returned the money and the wallet. He had just come from Ukraine, he sold his business and he was coming to the United States to look for work.”

KEYWORDS: wallet, uber

 

By Shaun Cronin

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