A theft in Michigan spent a lot of time thinking about their misdeeds. The person, who took $800 dollars from a store in the 1980s, apparently felt so bad about what he had done that he felt returned the money with interest. A local television station, and the Barry County Sheriff’s office received the same letter from the thief, only the copy sent to the authorities also contained $1,200 in cash. Part of the letter said the burglar knew he did a very bad thing and was ashamed of what he had done. The sheriff was able to locate the original owner of the store who had sold the business in 1988. The authorities say they will not be looking for the person because the statute of limitations for the crime ran out a long time ago. Undersheriif Bob Baker said he thought the burglar had learned a lesson and has made amends. He said part of the letter including an apology which read, “I was a foolish stupid man when I did that and I am sorrie (sic).”— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Guilt-Ridden Burglar Returns Stolen Money 30 Years Later, By Melissa Knowles, http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/guilt-ridden-burglar-returns-stolen-money-30-years-182320540.html, Accessed March 19, 2013.
Psalm 25:7 (ESV) Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!