HCM City: Cleaners return lost money to a foreigner

Two cleaners, a mother and son, in HCM City’s Binh Thanh District have gotten themselves into the headlines after they returned US$7,400 of cash to a foreigner who had forgotten his money.

HCM City: Cleaners return lost money to a foreigner
The tourist, only known as Artern, receives the money back. – Photo news.zing.vn

On Tuesday, Nguyễn Bích Đào, 60, and Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền, 26, were cleaning a room in an apartment building when they found a stack of money in different denominations.

Hiền informed the management board of the building to find the money’s owner. The room was previously rented by a foreigner who had checked out on the same day.


The man, only known as Artern, Ukrainian nationality, was reunited with the money later.

Hiền told the online newspaper news.zing.vn that returning the money to the owner was his responsibility, even if it was many times more than his yearly salary.

He said he has never seen such a big amount of money. — VNS

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