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Bismark Mensah, Walmart employee making only $9 an hour RETURNS envelope with $20,000 to shopper after it fell out of her purse

Bismark Mensah, Walmart employee making only $9 an hour RETURNS envelope with $20,000 to shopper after it fell out of her purse Hailed as a hero: Bismark Mensah, pictured April 4, who works at a Walmart in Washington, will be honored for his quick work in returning an envelope stuffed with cash to the customers who had accidentally left it in a shopping cart

A Walmart employee making only $9 has returned an envelope containing $20,000 in cash, saying that his conscience simply wouldn’t allow him to keep the money.

Bismark Mensah, an immigrant from Ghana who works at a Seattle-area Walmart, found an envelope stashed in a shopping cart after it fell out of a shopper’s purse.

Rather than pocket the money, Mr Mensah grabbed the envelope, ran after the woman, and returned it to her, causing her to tear up with joy.

The Seattle Times, which first reported the encouraging story, also recounted how Mr Mensah, 32, was honored for his act as a Good Samaritan. 

He was given the ‘Integrity in Action’ award by the big box chain, and was presented with a plaque with his name on it for his heroic actions last October.

The retail giant employee, who recently emigrated to the U.S. from Ghana hoping to pursue a better education so he could one day return home and help his family back in Africa.

The couple whose money it was, Leona Wisdom and Gary Elton, said they had stopped at a bank to pick up money they were intending to use for a downpayment on a house.

Ms Wisdom, a caregiver, told the Times that she didn’t want to get that money in a check because they didn’t want to wait the time necessary for a check to clear. 

She tried to offer Mr Mensah a reward for his honest action, but the employee refused.

The Ghana immigrant said that he can afford his life at the moment because he is staying with a friend of the family.

He works collecting carts at the Walmart parking lot and also contributes as an inventory control specialist. 

 

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