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Rookie cop finds, returns checks for P100,000

After he turned over two checks worth P100,000 which he found near a garbage bin in Kamuning, Quezon City last May 15.

Police Officer 1 (PO1) Recolito Q. Ortego III, assigned at the QCPD Kamuning Police Station 10, found the checks near a garbage box on EDSA corner Kamuning near the Office of the Word of the World Christian Fellowship.

They were paid to the order of Penuel Foundation, Incorporated which has office address located at 753-B EDSA corner Kamuning, Quezon City and sent by one Tess Laus to a certain Nestor Ravilas as a form of support to the foundation.

Quezon City Chief Supt. Richard Albano commended the policeman for his honesty and encouraged all QCPD personnel to emulate him for being a model cop.

The checks were eventually turned over to the rightful recipient last Thursday witnessed by Sr. Supt. Joel D. Pagdilao of the QC police department.

The checks, however, could not be turned into cash by the finder as banks normally don’t honor checks unless the bearer has proper identification.