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    Sanitation Worker's Honesty Doesn't Pay

    Sanitation Worker's Honesty Doesn't Pay
    By Associated Press
    Mon Nov 13, 7:28 PM

    NEENAH, Wis. - A sanitation worker who found $1,900 attached to a discarded desk at a city scrap heap says he's followed the rules and now deserves the money _ but the city won't give it up.

    "It's been very hard on me for being honest and then being told that because you're honest we're going to pat you on the back and take your money," David Voight said in a telephone interview Sunday night.

    Voight, 52, found the cash in July, in envelopes attached by magnets to the underside of the metal desk at a junk drop-off site at the city garage.

    Voight, a longtime street and sanitation worker for Neenah, turned the money over to police and waited for someone to claim it within 90 days.

    "I really wanted it to go to the rightful person," Voight said. "It didn't matter to me. It wasn't mine to begin with.

    "But it kind of rubbed me the wrong way that all of a sudden the council said since it was found on city property you can't have it."

    Now that the 90 days are up and no one claimed the money, city officials have been wrangling over what to do with it.

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    Sanitation Worker Won't Get to Keep Cash
    Associated Press 11.15.06, 8:34 PM ET

    A sanitation worker who wanted the city to give him the $1,900 he found in junk at a drop-off spot because no one ever claimed it won't get the cash - but he doesn't care.

    "I'm just ecstatic," David Voight said Wednesday evening. "I'm glad it finally ended up in the right hands. That's where it belongs."

    The city announced Wednesday that the family of Winnebago County highway worker Marc Neumeyer, 55, who died with a fellow worker in a traffic crash on U.S. 41 last March 7, came forward with information that proved the money was his.

    City Attorney Jim Godlewski said Voight would get a $250 reward for his honesty, and the Neumeyer family was chipping in an additional reward of $400.

    News reports earlier in the week told how Voight had not gotten the money that he discovered last July in envelopes attached with magnets to the bottom of a discarded metal desk.

    He had turned the find over to police to give the owner 90 days to claim it, but no one had proven ownership.

    City officials discussed the matter at a committee meeting last week without coming up with a recommendation.

    Voight told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday night it was hard on him that the city was giving him credit for his honesty but keeping the money.

    The report brought a deluge of e-mails and calls to both the city and Voight, supporting Voight's side in the matter.

    Godlewski said in a news release Wednesday that the city had never decided Voight wouldn't get the money and had scheduled the issue for action at this week's council meeting before the Neumeyer family proved the ownership.

    Voight said the news reports alerted the Neumeyers about the magnets, which made them believe it probably was Marc Neumeyer's desk, and the family was able to use account numbers with the money to prove who owned the cash.

    "It all worked out as it was supposed to work out," said Voight, 52, adding that he felt a special connection with Neumeyer after what happened.

    "Since I work for the city and he worked for the county, we kind of took care of each other," he said.

    The Neumeyer family gave him the $400 check Wednesday, he said, but he hadn't gotten the $250 reward from the city as yet.
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    Sanitation workers get paid more than I do and we do the same job. I have no sympathy for this guy. I find money all the time and they never let me keep it. wah.
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