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Honesty Pays Off for Stars and Strikes Employee

Rick Mayker a custodian for Cumming's Stars and Strikes found a loose diamond and returned it to the owner.

UPDATE: 2-9-12, 9:20 a.m. (quotes and pictures)

You've probably heard the saying, "Honesty is the best policy," right? That phrase  holds true for Rick Mayker, a custodian at located in Cumming.

According to a news release, Mayker was cleaning up near the bowling lanes after a large corporate event last week when he came upon a loose diamond. He immediately alerted his manager of his discovery. Stars and Strikes Fun Center is over 50,000 square feet, which likens this to finding a “needle in a haystack.”

The next day Sandra Greene, who was at the corporate party, called the entertainment facility about a diamond she had lost there. She was told that they had found the stone.

Greene was so elated to have her diamond back she made a special trip back to Stars and Strikes to personally thank Mayker, give him a big hug and present him with a cash reward for his honesty. Stars and Strikes is also rewarding him.

“I only did what anybody would do," said Mayker. "I am glad I was able to find it for her."

Jack Canouse, a co-owner of Stars and Strikes, said that in this economy it's refreshing to find someone who puts others ahead of himself. 

"I am really proud that Rick had the integrity to do the right thing,” Canouse said. "If it’s true, 'What goes around comes around,' then Rick has a lot of good coming to him this year."

Georgia Cat February 09, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Rick is a great guy. So glad there are still people in the world who do the right thing.
Liz Kennedy (Editor) February 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Love these stories! Way to go Rick!
Glo Winters February 10, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I sure wish Rick was in the Bahamas when I lost my diamond ring in the pool! Thanks for your integrity Rick!
crf February 10, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Good for Rick!
sue February 10, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I wish Rick was on that cruise when a couple lost their engagement ring. It was soooo sad.
Venima February 12, 2012 at 04:11 PM
That's how we are raised in VENEZUELA people in this country could learn from our values.
Dave Gaddy November 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Oh, really, Venima??? If ur country and ur values are so wonderful, why don't u go back to Venezuela! America is the best country in the world!

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