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Tue March 19, 2013
A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser
Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 10:45 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser. The Barry County Sheriff's Department in Michigan received $1,200 in cash yesterday with an emotional letter. The writer admitted stealing $800 from a convenience store some 30 years ago; writing, quote, "I can't begin to say how sorry I am, but have lived with this guilt too long."
A noble gesture but keeping up with inflation, the robber would technically owe another $600.
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