Walmart Associate Finds Customer's $20,000 In Cash, Returns It

It was in the early afternoon of a day in mid-October 2012 that Bismark Mensah was collecting carts outside a Walmart in Federal Way, a part-time job for which he earned $9.05 an hour as a courtesy associate. He was used to finding stuff in carts that customers had somehow forgotten—keys, credit cards, wallets. And he turned them in to customer service. But this particular item stood out. It was a white envelope with a clear window in the middle, bulging with what was inside, a lot of cash. Around $20,000, it turned out. Because of what he did that afternoon, Mensah now is in possession of a plaque that names him the winner of the retail giant's national 2013 "Integrity in Action Award." Story