Dec 21, 2010

Stolen hammer paid for decades after theft

A Pennsylvania tool-supply company received a check in the amount of $45 to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago.

The check was accompanied by an anonymous letter that said the writer stole a hammer 25 to 30 years ago. It reads, "Enclosed is $45 to cover the hammer plus a little extra for interest. I'm sorry I stole it, but have changed my ways."

The money is being donated to the Salvation Army.