August 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat.
But this stash turned out to be cold hard cash.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Gamboa was making a pickup Monday at the Bellagio when a hotel doorman noticed the brown paper bag and handed it to him.
At a red light the Checker Cab driver's curiosity got the best of him. To his surprise, he found six bundles of $100 bills totaling $300,000.
The newspaper reports Gamboa called his dispatcher and took the money to the company's main office.
Las Vegas police and casino officials were able to link the money to a well-known poker player they declined to identify.
It's unknown whether Gamboa will receive a big Christmas tip.
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