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Service Technicians Discover and Turn in More than $10,000

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The Assured Environments service team of Angel Quinones (l), Gerardo Estevez (r) and Gregorio Acosta (not pictured) returned $10,000 to a customer.

| May 26, 2011

NEW YORK — An Assured Environments pest control service team recently discovered and turned in more than $10,000 that had been hidden in an Upper East Side apartment, exemplifying the true meaning behind the company’s trusted pest control credence.

The Assured Environments crew was preparing the apartment for an upcoming bed bug treatment when one of the technicians found the money stashed on the top shelf of a closet. The money—which was inside two envelopes placed beneath stacks of clothes—was discovered along with watches, jewelry and a lockbox. “The crew didn’t even know how much money was in the envelopes; they just turned them in,” said Service Director Suad Kertebijev, recounting the details of the unusual event. “When they found out the amount later, they couldn’t believe it.”

The cash belonged to an elderly woman who had hidden it in the closet years ago and forgotten it was even there. While it is unclear why the tenant initially concealed the money in the apartment or how long it had been there, one thing is certain: The woman—who understandably prefers to remain anonymous — was ecstatic over the good-Samaritan-style deed carried out by the Assured Environments technician. The technician said he didn’t hesitate returning the cash because it was simply the right thing to do, according to Kertebijev.

Assured Environments Service Manager Angel Quinones, who was present when the valuables were found, is not in the least surprised by the technician’s honesty and integrity. “We have been the tri-state area’s most trusted pest control solutions provider since 1934,” Quinones said. “Our serviceman’s willingness to return the money to its rightful owner demonstrates the high standards our company upholds to serve the needs of our customers. Our clients can rest assured that we will look out for their best interest.”

For more information about Assured Environments visit www.AssuredEnvironments.com.
 

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