True Stories of Honest Drivers


Charley’s Taxi Driver Returns $10,000 Cash in Purse Left in Cab
A customer from the Alana Hotel went to the airport and forgot her purse in taxicab. A radio dispatcher called the driver, who was already on his way to Aloha Tower. The driver returned with the lady’s purse and got a “big hug.” The driver told the customer, “you’re lucky you stayed at Alana, which works with Charley’s Taxi. Otherwise, you would probably not have gotten your purse back.” The customer was also grateful to the radio dispatcher.

Charley’s Taxi Driver Finds and Returns $16,000 Cash and Travel Agency Tickets
A group tour conductor took a cab from Aloha Tower to Waikiki Resort. Driver Lovey Contado found the customer’s belonging and took it back to the hotel. The passenger’s husband almost didn’t let Lovey talk to his wife, who was still unaware she lost anything. Lovey refused the $300 reward initially offered. The driver refused another reduced reward of $150, but the customer insisted on taking him to lunch at the Halekulani Hotel.

Same Driver Finds and Returns $700 Cash
An employee of Princess Kaiulani went from Aloha Tower to bar on Kapi´olani and left $712 in an envelope in Lovey’s taxi. Lovey went back to find the customer, who didn’t realize he was missing his envelope. The customer then asked to be driven home. Lovey once again refused a reward.

Drivers goes the extra mile
A driver called to report finding a small black bag in his car. He did not have contact information for the customers he believed it belonged to. Because they were Japanese customers, he passed the information on to me and when the customers happened to call back asking about it I was able to connect directly with the driver and the he chose to hand deliver the bag directly to the customers, who were still in a restaurant.