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Published 10:53 am Monday, October 6, 2008

By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
Seventh-grader Brandon Crutchfield took the adage that “honesty is the best policy” to heart recently.
Brandon, a student at W.S. Neal Middle School, was walking across the parking lot close to the AT&T office when he saw what he thought was a crumpled piece of paper. He almost didn't pick it up, but thinking it was trash, he picked it up. He was surprised at what he had found.
When Brandon's grandmother, Patsy Crutchfield, asked him what he was going to do with the money, she was proud to hear him say he thought it should be turned over to the police.
They called the Brewton Police Department, and Lt. Feast Broughton took the report. Broughton told them they could keep the money until someone reported it missing.
The very next day the Patsy and her husband Ronald received a call from Broughton. Selma Brooks of Brewton had reported losing the money, which was his retirement from the paper mill. He was able to give a description of the bills inside the envelope.
Brooks said he was surprised and grateful to find that someone had turned the money in to police.
Brandon said he wanted to find the owner because he might really need the money.