A well-known Meah Shearim money changer accidentally left hundreds of thousands of shekels in an Israeli Arab’s taxi on Thursday, and the Israeli Arab was thanked for returning them.
The tale started when the money changer, Reuven Kroizer, realized he had unintentionally left a suitcase filled with roughly 300,000 shekel in a taxi from the bank to his money-changing business.
The police were soon informed by Kroizer and his assistant, who used the details provided to them to identify the cab driver.
Police then got in touch with the individual, an Israeli Arab from east Jerusalem, and gave him the facts.
The taxi driver did a commendable job of returning the money to its rightful owner by driving straight to the police station.
“Vigilance and prompt reporting of the incident at the police station, along with professional investigators who acted quickly to locate the taxi driver, are the ones who, at the end of the day, brought a large amount of money back to their owners and a happy ending to the story,” said Shloimy Tabul, commander of the Lev HaBira station.