Fees for the finder

August 30, 2002

A Brazilian businessman who lost more than £13,000 cash told the student who returned it that he could have anything he wanted.


Ismael Joao da Silva found the money inside three envelopes on one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The 18-year-old identified the owner from the name and contact details of Felipe Saigh's company, which were printed on the envelopes.

A poll in the local Jornal da Tarde newspaper shows that a majority of readers think the teenager should ask for his college fees to be paid.

Mr Saigh agrees. He said: "That's what I have in mind - he should now choose a course."


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