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Mysterious ‘Santa’ Pays Off Almost $50,000 in Layaways at Pennsylvania Walmart

A customer uses a chip credit card terminal at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California on Nov. 22, 2016.A customer uses a chip credit card terminal at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California on Nov. 22, 2016.
A customer uses a chip credit card terminal at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California on Nov. 22, 2016. Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images

A mysterious do-gooder has paid off the layaway debts of nearly 200 customers of a Pennsylvania Walmart after writing the company a check for nearly $50,000 this week.

A woman walked into the retailer in Everett, Penn. on Wednesday and handed over a cashier’s check for $46,265.59 to pay off 194 layaways, the Bedford County Free Press first reported on Facebook. It’s the largest donation a Walmart store has received so far this season.

“When customers quietly pay off others’ layaway items, we’re reminded how good people can be,” Wal-Mart said in a statement to CNBC.

A woman who called herself “Santa B.” delivered the check but it was signed by a man, CNBC reports. This is the third year in a row that “Santa B.” has paid off layaway accounts in Walmarts in Pennsylvania.