CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Police and TD Bank held a special presentation for Griffin Steele, the 7-year-old boy who found a garbage bag full of money from a bank robbery and reported it to police.
The presentation was held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and honored Griffin for his display of good citizenship, and for exemplifying the true spirit of being "Committed to Excellence," according to a news release from the bank.
The young man was awarded with a plaque and a check for $250.
Griffin made the startling discovery late last month during a trip with his father to the toy store.
When his father noticed the tires of his vehicle were low, the two stopped to fill them up at a local gas station. That is when Griffin noticed something unusual.
"I was like, 'Dad, look, a $20 bill,' he said. "And (it) had some red thing on it. And he went inside the store."
Steele's father asked the store clerk if the $20 bill was real while his son got a red Gatorade. When the young man went to dispose of the drink's plastic wrapping, he made the startling discovery.
"And I looked in the trash can and there was tons of money with red dye on it," the 7-year-old said.
His father immediately called the police, who informed the two the money came from a recent bank robbery.