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Honest teen returns $1,500 found in customer's pocket at Continental Cleaners

Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 09, 2014

A couple who mistakenly left $1,500 in a pair of pants at the dry cleaner after going on vacation got their money back, thanks to an honest high school student in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

When Chris and Nota Syrpes left Greece, Chris gave his leftover Euros from one pocket to his brother and kept his leftover dollars in his other pocket for the trip home.

When Nota dropped off the clothes at Continental Cleaners in Greenwood Village Monday, she didn't check both pockets and the money went with the pants.

However, the Syrpes' daughter, Helen, told RTV6 sister station 7NEWS, when her parents got home from the cleaners, there was a message waiting.

"All of their money was there," Helen Syrpes said. "They have honest employees working there."

Continental Cleaners owner Bill Platten told 7NEWS that his workers always check pockets for pens, lipstick and other items before clothes go into the load.

A Cherry Hills High School student working the counter, Paola, found the money.

Platten said Paola has actually found a large sum of money before.

The Syrpes gave Paola a reward for her honesty.