NJ probation officer honored for returning $3500 she found in street

Probation officer "did not expect this type of reaction" to her good deed


By Bob Horowitz
The Star-Ledger

MORRIS COUNTY — A Morris County probation officer who returned $3,500 she found on a sidewalk in downtown Morristown was formally honored Wednesday by the Morris County Board of Freeholders and by the state judiciary.

During their late-afternoon work meeting in Morristown, the freeholders presented the probation officer, Chanti Carter-Rene of East Orange, with a plaque in recognition of “her esteemed honesty in returning found money to its owner.”

Chanti Carter-Rene sits with her 2-year-old daughter, Angelina, at her father's home in East Orange. Carter-Rene credited her father, East Orange Fire Capt. Larry Carter, for her good deed in returning $3,500 she found on the street in Morristown. (Image Aristide Economopolos/The Star-Ledger)
Chanti Carter-Rene sits with her 2-year-old daughter, Angelina, at her father's home in East Orange. Carter-Rene credited her father, East Orange Fire Capt. Larry Carter, for her good deed in returning $3,500 she found on the street in Morristown. (Image Aristide Economopolos/The Star-Ledger)

The freeholders also gave Carter-Rene a $150 award out of funds they personally donated.

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