Man returns $1,190 left at Woodlands Town Centre ATM

[Update, Oct 11]: The bank has returned the $1,190 to its rightful owner.

Said the Stomp contributor LH: "The bank called me. The money is already credited back to the owner's account. So my job here is done.

"Glad to help other people."

Stomp contributor LH came across a stack of dollar notes amounting to $1,190 at the dispensing tray of POSB Bank Automated teller machine (ATM) at Woodlands Town Centre yesterday (Oct 9) at around 7.20pm.

In a telephone interview, the Stomp contributor said he was planning to withdraw some money when he saw a man rushing off from the machine.

In his hurry, he did not take the $1,190 he withdrew as well as the receipt of the transaction.

Afraid that someone might take the money for his or her own use, the Stomp contributor decided to hold on to the cash for safekeeping.

He remained in the vicinity of the ATM for the next 10 to 15 minutes to see if the man returned.

When no one came back, he called POSB Bank for assistance and was advised to return the money to any of the bank's branches.

LH took the money home as the POSB Bank branches around the area were closed for the day.

Today (Oct 10), he handed over the money and receipt to a branch at Block 303, Woodlands Street 31, at around 1.30pm.

He said he was then informed by a representative of the branch that the person who made the withdrawal must call the bank to facilitate the returning of the money.