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Sandwich boy turns bag with $1,300 in cash over to police

13-year-old rewarded with $100 and bags of candy

A 13-year-old Sandwich boy who found a bag on the street containing nearly $1,300 in cash didn’t think twice about what to do. He immediately turned it over to the police.

Jack Sheehan had been out walking his dog, Cooper. He was not sure at first if the money was fake, part of a Halloween costume left behind, he said. But he turned the cash over to police, anyway.

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“I felt like it was the right thing to do,” Jack said.

The letters “MCS” typed on deposit slips in the bag helped police determine that the money belonged to the Mashpee Country Store.

“I’m happy they got the money they lost,” Jack said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “A lot of people I know would have been on the fence of what to do.”

Mohammad Ahmad had left the store he and his brother own to deposit the money, his brother, Mohammad Rafiq, said. Ahmad put the money into a bag, placed it on the roof of his car, and drove off, Rafiq said. “It fell on the way somewhere,” Rafiq said. “We were looking for it here and there.”

Ahmad and Rafiq were relieved the money was returned.

“The kid was really good,” Rafiq said. “It is not usual that this kind of thing happens.”

The store’s employees gave Sheehan $100 and a few bags of candy as a reward.

“Its nice to have a feel-good story,” said Christa Cabral, the Sandwich school resource officer. “Especially when it’s a kid doing the right thing.”

Melissa Hanson can be reached at
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