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  • Courtesy: Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department These men found $5,000 in a ditch and turned it into the sheriff's department. The rightful owner later claimed the money. From left to right are Sheriff William Rocky Goshert, Randy Runkel, Cody Kindle, Isaac Harp, and KREMC President and CEO Bruce Goslee.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:00 am

Money-finding workers lauded

Journal Gazette

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department recognized Randy Runkel, Cody Kindle and Isaac Harp for their positive action after finding a large sum of money in a ditch while working outside Warsaw last week.

The three Kosciusko REMC workers found about $5,000 and turned the money in to the sheriff's department for safe keeping until the owner could be found.

The next day, a resident who lived next to where the money was found called the sheriff's department to report someone was in a field in the area of the ditch looking for something.

The resident was asked to have the man contact the sheriff's department.

When the man contacted the sheriff's department, police were able to confirm the money was legally his.

The man told police he had been a victim of fraud and had emptied his bank account to stop the fraud before he lost the money.