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After decades, shoplifter finally pays

The Accounts Receivable department of Central Contractors Supply in Johnstown, Pa., received $45 from a man who claimed he stole a hammer, 25 or 30 years ago, according to an article in the Tribune Democrat.

The cash arrived in the mail, stuffed in a plain white envelope, with a handwritten note that said:

“To Whom It May Concern,

Many years ago, 25-30?, I stole a hammer from this place of business. I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway.

Enclosed is $45 to cover the hammer plus a little extra for interest.

I’m sorry I stole it but have changed my ways.

Hope God will forgive me for all the terrible things I have done in my life. This just being a small part.” 

The note was unsigned.

Company president Lynne Gramling donated the money to the Salvation Army, according to the newspaper. 


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