Saturday, December 7, 2013
From staff reports
PORTLAND — Good things things keep happening for Abbie Jacobson.
Abbie Jacobson of Scarborough found $4,000 outside a local Sam's Club and tracked down the owner and returned it to Ra Rim, an immigrant from Cambodia.
Abbie is the 8-year-old girl from Scarborough who found a small purse containing more than $4,000 outside the local Sam's Club, and instead of keeping the cash, tracked down the rightful owner. She didn't ask for recognition or reward, but she got both.
Bank of Maine officials, who secured five tickets for Abbie and her family to the sold-out Justin Bieber concert in Boston on Nov. 10, now say they've secured a hotel suite for them to spend the night in Boston following the concert.
Renee Smyth, senior vice president at the Bank of Maine, said in an email that the Marriott Residence Inn on Tudor Wharf in Boston donated the suite for the late-night concertgoers.
On Wednesday, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz shared Abbie's story with the world.
The story, carried on the front page, so moved John Everets, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Bank of Maine, that he directed his staff to obtain the Bieber tickets for Abbie.