Fans of honest Colorado busboy raise over $3,800 for him

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2015 2:01 PM

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A struggling Colorado busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip.

As of Monday, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth's honesty have raised more than $3,800 through

He found the cash Tuesday at Randy's Southside Diner in Grand Junction, and handed it over to his boss, Randy Emmons.

The money was in an envelope behind a booth. There was also a bank ATM slip inside, and the bank was able to return the money to its owner, who gave Duckworth a $300 tip.

Emmons told KKCO-TV ( that Duckworth rides his bike to work, and his paycheck is garnished for medical bills.

Duckworth says he never thought of keeping the money, saying "I work for a living."