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City honors homeless Ariz. man who turned in cash

A homeless Arizona man who returned a sack of cash to its rightful owner is being honored.

A homeless Arizona man who returned a sack of cash to its rightful owner is being honored.

Dave Tally, 49, was recognized by the city of Tempe for his honesty after returning $3,300 to an Arizona State University student who lost the money last month.

KTAR radio reports Tally discovered the backpack and cash at a Tempe light rail station. He took the money to a homeless agency and together they found the owner, who had been planning to use it to purchase a car.

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he hopes the recognition encourages others to do the same thing in similar circumstances.

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who turned in a backpack he found with $3,300 inside has been honored by the city of Tempe.

The City Council recognized Dave Talley for his honesty last month and set up an account through the city to help him out of homelessness.

KTAR radio reports Talley discovered the backpack and cash at a Tempe light rail station. He took the money to a homeless agency and together they found the owner — an Arizona State University student who planned to use the money to purchase a car.

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he hopes the recognition encourages others to do the same thing in similar circumstances.

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