A Vienna bus driver who found a bag with €390,000
($NZ612,700) in cash inside handed the money over to police,
who tracked down the elderly woman who had inexplicably left
her fortune behind.
The driver, identified by the Vienna transport authority only
as Wolfgang R, was inspecting his vehicle at the end of the
line when he found the bag in a seat behind the driver's.
"At first I thought it was shopping or medicine," the Krone
newspaper quoted him as saying. However, when he opened the
bag he found a collection of €500 notes staring back at him.
Police in the Austrian capital used a bank deposit slip
inside the bag to trace the owner. There was no word on
whether the woman had given the honest driver a reward.