Max Parenti: New Hampshire boy find $1,400 in cash and turns it into police

(WHDH) When Max Parenti said he stumbled upon a big wad of cash his mom had to see it to believe it.

"I couldn't believe it," says Heidi Parenti. "He and his dad called me and I said 'prove it' and then they sent a picture of Max with the money fanned out in front of him. It was pretty shocking."

The 8-year-old hit pay dirt in an Exeter New Hampshire park. He was out for a walk with his dad and his dog when he saw something in the grass.

"I just found a bag of money," said Max. "I thought it was just gonna be paper. It was like a bank deposit book. It had Bank of America on it."

The 3rd grader copped to having a fleeting thought about keeping the money, but then he thought it over and decided to turn all $1,450 over to police.

He said it was the good thing to do.

And his honesty paid off. Police tracked down the owner who sent Max a thank you note and $100.

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