Uber driver returns $3,000 to passenger who left wallet behind

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A Chicago Uber driver has karma on his side after he returned something very precious to one of his passengers.

CHICAGO -- A Chicago Uber driver has karma on his side after he reunited a passenger with something very precious.

Jose Figueroa went to O-Hare International Airport to pick up a man who had just emigrated from Ukraine.

Figueroa took him to a home in west suburban River Grove. Later, he realized the man left his wallet, which has $3,000 inside.

That's when Figueroa remembered the man said he had sold his business and that cash was all he had.

"I mean there was temptation. I'll be honest with you. But me being a Christian, I couldn't. I wanted to make sure I sleep good, so that's what i did. I returned the money and the wallet," Figueroa said.

He went back to the home where he dropped his passenger off. The man's sister was there. When she saw him, she started crying.

They both insisted Figueroa stay for dinner and gave him $100 as a thank you.

"Jose and the thousands of Chicago drivers who share his zeal for terrific customer service are why Uber works so well here in Chicago. The city of broad shoulders is full of people with kind hearts and honest intentions. We are grateful that Jose chooses to partner with Uber," Uber Chicago General Manager Marco McCottry said.

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