Cabbie returns $2,085 to passenger

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Temptation wasn't a factor for a cab driver in Atlantic City when a passenger left nearly 21-hundred dollars in 100-dollar bills in the back seat. When the cabbie (Abdelmegid Emam) spotted the cash, he alerted his company and the doorman at the Atlantic City Hilton yesterday.

It didn't take long for his fares to come running back from the city's Convention Center.

Bill Jesse of Dallas, Pennsylvania, handed the cabbie a 100-dollar bill.

The cab driver tells The Press of Atlantic City he is a Muslim and his faith forbids him to take something that does not belong to him.

The Egyptian native says he has five kids and wants to raise them right.

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