Former thief gives back to Kmart
UNDATED (WHDH) -- It all started three decades ago, at a Kmart not so far away, with a very "Grinch"-like deed.
"A letter was sent to the vice president of the company about a customer that shop lifted some items 30 years ago," said Eric Davis, store manager.
A former thief made off with close to $200 worth of merchandise, however last week a letter arrived, with an apology and a money order for a thousand dollars.
"I think that's great, that's a good way to start out the year. I mean it's bad they stole whatever it was they stole but it's good they sent in a check, showing they apologized for what they did," said Jackie Reed, a shopper.
Kmart also appreciated the apology and has chosen to take that money and donate it to families this Christmas who are struggling to pay off items in layaway.
"I think it's great, everybody needs some help. I mean I’ve had somebody help me recently and it's a very big blessing," shopper Jackie Reed said.
But there is one more thing, this former thief needs from us to complete this Christmas story.
"I would say, apology accepted. I am always a forgiving person and as Kmart as a whole we don't hold any bad intention against anyone," Davis said.
The money will pay for gifts that are on layaway for needy families.