I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Our industry is filled with great people, and I’m blessed to call them colleagues and friends. When I heard this story, I just had to share it.

As you can imagine, condition report writers never know what they might discover when inspecting a vehicle. Recently, one of our CR writers at ADESA Birmingham made a surprising discovery.

Brian had only been employed with us for six weeks when he started what he thought would be a typical day. However, when doing a CR on a Ford Five Hundred, he noticed an envelope—and inside was $500 in cash.

As is his nature, Brian’s first thought was to try to locate the ID of the car’s previous owner in order to return the money. He did, and turned both the ID and the cash over to the auction’s fleet lease manager. The day continued to turn up surprises—including several gas cards and insurance cards, which were also returned to the previous owners.

As a former United State Marine with three deployments under his belt, Brian came to us as a great referral from ADESA Birmingham’s pervious general manager, Billy Noles. Brian is also currently working toward a degree in criminal justice and hopes to have a future career with a local police department in investigative work.

Our thanks go to Brian for bringing our company values to life and doing his job with integrity, every day.

Brian Skelton, CR writer at ADESA Birmingham, demonstrated one of ADESA’s core values: integrity.