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Social Media And CU Help Woman Get Lost $1,000 Back
ST. LOUIS (6/17/13)--A Facebook message sent to Vantage CU in Bridgeton, Mo., by a Good Samaritan helped a member of the credit union retrieve a lost $1,000 in cash.

A tech-savvy person Tuesday night found an envelope full of cash labeled with the credit unions' logo, left at a New York City restaurant, so he sent the $702 million asset Vantage a Facebook message, saying he found the envelope and wanted to return it to the rightful owner (KTVI June 12).

Although the task of finding the owner appeared daunting, the credit union decided to post a message to its Facebook page and use social media the way the man who found the envelope did, Jenn Cloud, Vantage social media specialist, told KTVI.

Inspired by the altruistic gesture of the Good Samaritan, the credit union's members shared and retweeted the Facebook post to help, the station said.

When Jennie Guenzler saw her cash envelope was gone, she backtracked to the restaurant when she realized she had left it at dinner the previous night. Guenzler then received a phone call from Cloud at Vantage who had contacted the New York restaurant. Cloud put Guenzler in contact with the man who had found her cash.

Guenzler gave the man a portion of the cash as a reward for his honesty, KTVI said.
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