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8-year-old boy returns lost wallet, $1,700 to mugging victim

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An 8-year-old upstate New York boy is being applauded after finding a crime victim's cash-filled wallet in New York City and returning it to the man.
  
WCBS-TV reports Frankie Burns found a wallet with $1,700 inside on Saturday when he was preparing for a Gaelic football game in the Bronx. The fourth-grader from Washingtonville in Orange County didn't hesitate to bring the wallet to his father.
  
After using an identification card inside the wallet, the family was able to find its owner. They say the man had recently been released from the hospital after a mugging. The victim had dropped his wallet after the attack and needed the cash for his rent.
  
Burns says the man gave him $100 for the act of kindness. The boy he's going to buy a pair of soccer cleats with the reward.
  
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This story has been corrected to show boy's first name is Frankie, not Brian.
  
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Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com

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