PARKERSBURG - A Wood County man who found a bank deposit on the road on his way to work Monday morning wasted no time returning the money.
Robert Lent spotted the plastic bag on Gihon Road near Hope Hill. The deposit slip indicated the money was from the nearby Winding Road Church of Christ, Lent said.
"Saw a bag - a sandwich bag - that looked like it had money in it," he said. "I stopped and picked it up and saw it was a deposit for the church."
An equipment operator at the West Virginia Division of Highways, Lent called the church secretary who contacted the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
"I found it belonged to a church and turned it in. I would have turned it in anyway," Lent said.
When Lent arrived for work, a deputy sheriff was waiting.
"He was there and I handed it over," Lent said.
Lent, a Jackson County native, who lives on Gihon Road, has worked for the Division of Highways for eight years. Lent, who made sure the money was returned to the church, declined to say how much was in the deposit.
The money was returned to the church Monday morning, the Wood County Sheriff's Office said.
A spokesman for the Winding Road Church of Christ could not be reached for comment.