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Worker at Goodwill finds 42,000 sorting donations

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FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, freshly-cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The number of people around the world worth $1 million or more hit a record 14.6 million in 2014 as rising stock prices lifted the value of personal wealth in a few key countries, according to a report released Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from consultant Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. Much of the gain came in the U.S. where a broad index of stocks, the Standard and Poor’s 500, rose 11 percent last year. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Honesty is the best policy.

In Norman, Oklahoma a Goodwill worker discovers 42,000 in cash while sorting through a pile of donations.

Andrea Lessing reported the money and helped reunite the large sum of money to it’s rightful owner.

Lessing told CNN that she was sorting through some clothes and felt something odd. She unfolded the clothes and found the stash of money. She originally thought the money was fake because she’s never found anything more than a few dollars in the donations.

Andrea Lessing received a 1,000 reward for her honesty from the owner of the cash. She didn’t really expect a reward for the good deed. Goodwill says the sum of money was one of the largest ever found at any of it’s locations.

Her main goal in life is to be a good example for her 6-year old daughter, if you do something good it will come back she stated.

No one is sure how the money ended up in the donations.