December 18, 2008

Abe Lincoln turns in lost wallet

Police in upstate New York said a man named Abe Lincoln lived up to the honest reputation of his namesake by turning in a lost wallet he had found.

New York State Police said Raymond Hudson reported his wallet missing in the town of Peru Sunday, the same day he was scheduled to head home to Jamaica, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Thursday.

Officers said they soon received a call from a man named Abe Lincoln who had found the wallet -- intact with $2,835 cash and Hudson's personal identification cards inside.

Police said they gave the wallet to Hudson's U.S. employer to have it returned to its owner.