Man returns $4.7 million check to Haribo in exchange for candy
So much for doing the right thing.
A German man who returned a check for $4.7 million to confectionery giant Haribo after finding it on a train station platform has been rewarded with a few packets of candy for his honesty, sources said on Monday.
“I thought it was a bit cheap,” Anouar G told German tabloid Bild, according to The Independent.
Earlier this year, Anouar, 38, was traveling home after visiting his mother when he saw the check on a train platform, apparently discarded and unattended.
When he took a closer look and saw that the check was for 4,631,538.80 euros, or about $4.7 million, he couldn’t believe his eyes, he told Bild.
“There was such a big sum on it I couldn’t even pronounce it,” Anouar told the outlet.
The check was made out to Haribo by Rewe, a German supermarket.
The Good Samaritan contacted the jelly bean makers to let them know he had found the check and the company asked him to destroy it and send proof of it.
After sending along the evidence, he was surprised to receive six packs of Haribo products a few days later, an apparently non-monetary thank you from the company.
When Anouar grumbled that the treats weren’t really enough, Haribo defended the decision, saying it was their “standard package that we send as a thank you.”
“Because it was a nominated check, no one but our company could have cashed it,” the company said.
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