Recently, Home Depot employees in Tennessee were able to locate a customer who lost a large amount of cash, reportedly planning to buy Christmas presents for his children.
Alyssa Rockey, an operations assistant and manager at a Home Depot store in Bellevue, said she and her co-workers were “doing the right thing” when they found $700 in an envelope dumped in Aisle 22 last month.
Adam Adkisson, Rockchi’s subordinate, was walking around his section of the store when he saw a bank envelope sitting on the floor, Rockchi said.
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Inside were exactly seven $100 bills.
At the time of the find, Rocky was in a meeting, so Adkisson contacted another manager who placed the money in a safe. That manager then alerted the broader leadership team, Rockchi said.
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While Rocky was working his closing shift, he noticed that the unclaimed envelope was still sitting in a safe place.
“If you lose something, you come right back [to find it],” Rocky said of the envelope holder. “When they didn’t come back, I was like, ‘Hey, they didn’t even think they were here.’
Trying to figure out who the envelope belonged to, Rocky hatched a plan.
She said she posted on her Facebook page called Hip Bellevue to spread the word.
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The rocker shared the following announcement with members of the Hip Bellevue group on Facebook:
“A large amount of cash was found in a bank envelope at Home Depot – Hwy 70S – we hope to find the rightful owner. It’s very difficult, but someone can see it. If it’s yours, the bank envelope has clear markings on it and so can you. You must answer specific questions to make a claim. To make a claim, contact any manager at Home Depot.”
The envelope contained three identifying factors that helped Rocky determine who the cash belonged to, he said. The envelope was from Renasant Bank, the envelope contained a certain dollar amount and the initials “JC” were written on the back.
A few hours after sharing his post on the Facebook group, Rockchi received a hopeful response from a man named Mark.
Mark Rocchi said the money belonged to a business partner who paid him that day.
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Mark’s partner, JC, was looking for the missing cash-filled envelope and never thought he’d find it at Home Depot, Rockchi said.
Mark told Rocchi that his business partner was using the money for their children’s Christmas presents, Rocchi said.
Rockchi said the owner of the cash returned the next day with the envelope and later to thank Adkisson in person.
“I don’t think in a million years we’ll get that for sure [the money to its owner]… It’s amazing to see how the platform really worked,” Rocchi said.
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According to Rocchi, people have asked him what motivated him to look for the rightful owner of the cash.
Rockie said, “If you live by these values, good things will come.”
“Doing the right thing really has a positive impact on the world,” he added. “As much as we put positivity and kindness into the world, I’m a part of that.”
Rockchi said he was grateful that the money was returned to the owner. “[His] Now the children will have a wonderful Christmas,” he added.