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The "Honest Thief" returns what he stole 30 years ago with an apology letter

A thief returned a sum of money stolen nearly three decades ago, accompanied by an apology letter.

Upon inspection, Karim and his family discovered a sealed envelope containing 400,000 Iraqi dinars, alongside a Kurdish apology letter detailing the incident, as reported by local news site "Network 964". Karim disclosed that the remorseful thief sought forgiveness in the letter for pilfering 400 Swiss francs between 1990 and 1998.

The writer expressed deep remorse, stating, “I looked for you after you moved. I stole 400 Swiss dinars from your house in the district of Samoud, so I returned this 400,000 dinars to you, I hope you will forgive me. I did not have any dinars in my pocket at the time and I desperately needed it.”


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