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Cab driver returns missing $21,000 to visitor

NEW YORK (WKOW) -- A cab driver in New York city returned over $21,000 lost by one of his customers, who was visiting from Italy.

On Christmas Eve, 72-year-old Felicia Lettieri left her purse filled with traveling money in a Manhattan taxi.

When Lettieri reported it to police, they told her not to get her hopes up on finding it.

The cab driver, Mukul Asaduzzaman, drove 50 miles to a Long Island address he found in the purse, but no one was home.  He left his phone number and returned later with the money.

He left her a note saying, "Don't worry, Felicia.  I'll keep it safe."

Asaduzzaman refused a reward.

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