CLOVIS, Calif. >> A California trash collector is being honored for returning $1,000 in cash and checks he found on his San Joaquin Valley route.
The Clovis City Council is presenting a proclamation Tuesday night to Martin Dominguez, who works for Allied Waste Services.
The Fresno Bee says Dominguez was picking up recyclables in a residential area on Dec. 13 when he says a man drop something while emptying trash. The man got into a van and drove away.
As Dominguez got closer, he discovered the dropped item was a bank deposit bag. Inside was $763 in cash and about $300 in checks.
Dominguez returned the bank deposit bag in what turned out to be church donations.
The City Council is presenting a proclamation to Dominguez.