Waiter returns $32,000 that family left on restaurant table By Chris Jaffray December 19 2015, 6.57pm Share Waiter returns $32,000 that family left on restaurant table Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/784665/waiter-returns-32000-family-left-restaurant-table/ Copy Link The waiter worked at Applebee's A waiter who found $32,000 which a family had accidentally left at a table opted to return the salary because it was the “right thing to do.” The employee of Applebee in California has opted to remain anonymous and has declined offers of rewards from the family. He handed in the money, which was all in hundred-dollar bills, to his manager who made the police aware and the family collected it from a station shortly after. The company’s director Carrie Hellyer said there was no surveillance camera in place and the waiter could easily have taken it. She said: “He just said that he did it because it was the right thing to do and he didn’t want the right thing being overwhelmed by anything else.” She added that the $32,000 “probably exceeds or comes close” to the waiter’s annual salary. The family operates numerous rental properties and a Mexican restaurant and had planned to drop the money at a bank but there was none nearby so they took it to the restaurant with them.