Former Beatrice Bar Owner Paid Back by Apologetic Thief

odd-newsBEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A couple who used to run a Beatrice bar say a former employee has sent them $200 and an apology.

Pamela and Gibb Hedges said the couple owned Gibb’s sports bar for 30 years but sold it two years ago. They say they got the letter on Thursday. The woman told them that she’d stolen money from the business when she worked there 15 years ago.

Pamela Hedges says she and her husband don’t remember the woman but intend to write her back and commend her for her “very courageous act.” They also intend to cash the woman’s check.

The station says the couple didn’t want to make the woman’s name public.