Sheriff rewards NC teen who turned in wallet with $700 inside

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Sheriff rewards Fayetteville teen who turned in wallet with $700 inside (Photo: WTVD)

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — A local high school student has proven there are still children who are being taught the difference between right and wrong.

Sheriff Ennis Wright paid a visit to Justice Cochrane’s school after he turned in a wallet with $700 inside.

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Cochrane is smart, really smart. At 16 years old, the Westover High School student is already learning how to design software, build apps and computers. However; the situation he ran into last week didn’t require a lot of calculation or book smarts, only heart.

“I walked up to the bus stop and found a wallet on the ground,” said Cochrane.

Inside the wallet was $700 in cold hard cash. Instead of turning it into a payday, he turned the wallet over to the School Resource Officer at Westover High School.



“I didn’t want to take it because if I was that person I wouldn’t want to lose that much money,” said Cochrane

On Monday, Sheriff Ennis Wright pulled Cochrane out of class to congratulate him for doing the right thing.

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