Three kids rewarded for honesty in South Jersey

Three children in southern New Jersey have learned it pays to be honest.

Thirteen-year-old Ricky Cote, his 9-year-old sister, Bella, and 6-year-old brother, Robby, found $180 in cash in a parking lot in Galloway Township on May 31. Their father told them to turn it in to police.

The money became theirs under state law when no one claimed it after six months.

Acting Police Capt. Donna Higbee on Monday awarded each of the siblings $100, giant lollipops and some gift cards. Officers and a resident kicked in the extra cash as a sign of appreciation.

Ricky Cote tells The Press of Atlantic City he plans to use the money to buy new wheels for his bike. His brother is looking at new video games and his sister wants some toys.

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