A woman in Queens discovered the honesty of blue-collar workers from a recycling center this week after she accidentally left $5,000 in an old refrigerator her husband dropped off there.
She returned to Atlantic Recycling in South Ozone Park in a panic early Thursday and explained to a worker what happened.
“Tow truck driver Fred Alsterberg hunted for the fridge, but couldn’t find it amid the piles of scrap metal and car parts,” explained the New York Daily News.
But he didn’t give up and found the bags of cash. He even contacted the local media to help find her — and was rewarded when Magda Castillo was found and reunited with her savings.
(READ the story, w/ photo, from the NY Daily News)