Honesty pays for SoCal cabbie

(LA-AP) November 30, 2005 - A Southern California cab driver's simple act of honesty has turned to gold.

Two weeks ago, the driver, Haider Sediqi, tracked down a jeweler and returned to him the $350,000 worth of diamonds he left in the back seat of the taxi.

As a way of saying "thank you," the jeweler sent the cabbie a $10,000 check and a diamond bracelet, but the honest cabbie was just as impressed with the man's thank-you note. The jeweler wrote that the cab driver had "changed his life."

The driver is putting the money in a bank account to help pay for his children's schooling, and he's giving the bracelet to his wife, who assured him he did the right thing in returning the diamonds.

Posted 9:43am by Bryce Mursch