Store employee returns missing wallet with $4K cash inside

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ANTELOPE, Calif. - A woman was reunited with her missing wallet, and the thousands of dollars that were inside, when a Walmart employee in California found it and returned it to her.

Paul Williams was on his way to catch his bus when he found the wallet in the store parking lot. The wallet had $4,000 in cash and a $1,000 check, but no identification inside.

Williams said he then called the store, and they told him the wallet’s owner had been frantically searching for the missing wallet.

"Nowadays people are losing their house because they're not able to pay. I wouldn't want to be responsible for someone trying to pay a mortgage, and they could have paid it but had to miss it," Williams said.

The wallet's owner, Lynn Andries, said she's grateful for Williams, and his action proves there are still good people in the world.

“I said, ‘Is the money still in there?’ and she said, ‘Every single penny,’” Andries said. “I just starting crying and hugging them. It was absolutely awesome.”