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Thief sends money to courthouse years after stealing from them to make amends

A Kansas County has an extra $75 in its coffers thanks to a former thief with a guilty conscious.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that someone anonymously sent the money to Shawnee County along with a letter dated December 18th.

The letter states that the sender is in a 12-step program and working to make financial amends.  It states that many years ago the writer stole a receptacle meant for cigarette ashes that was in front of the courthouse.

County Commission Chairman Bill Riphahn says the letter was accompanied by three $20 bills, one $10 bill and one $5 bill.

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