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What would you do? Goodwill employee finds $10 000 in cash in unmarked envelope.

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posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
If there is no way to identify who the money belongs to I am keeping it.

^^ That. If there is no ID with the money then I'd keep it. Why not?




posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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Five years ago, I'd have tried to do the right thing. I've lost a lot of my faith in humans since then.

Today, that envelope would would have gone in my pocket as soon as I noticed it had cash in it. I'd count it when I got home, and mark it with its contents, and put it with the rest of my stash. That money would wind up being part of a down payment of some land, and set me ahead about two years on my plan to escape the greed of this society.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: cuckooold

If I found that money, I would keep it. No hesitation. 10k in cash in an envelope isn't for any legitimate purpose. It won't be missed. I wouldn't go around bragging about finding it either.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 11:54 AM
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10 Large in unmarked envelope .....

I am already looking for Holiday Destination

Flights Booked in 3 2 1

Riouz



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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I was a stupid idiot a while back and drove off with my purse on top of my car. I had a few hundred dollars in there because I was about to make a purchase and withdrew the money. Lucky for me, the person who found my purse with the money decided to look me up and return it all to me. What a saint! I will never forget it.

If I found $10,000 I would give it back. But I would be seriously crying while doing it; I'm pretty broke right now and could really use the money.
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posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: Edumakated
If there is no way to identify who the money belongs to I am keeping it.

^^ That. If there is no ID with the money then I'd keep it. Why not?



What if it were the proceeds of drugs? What if a robbery happened and the money was part of that?

If you lost a large sum of money wouldn't you want it returned?



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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I'd have to hand it in. My Grandma used to keep her cash stashed in envelopes around her house, it could have been someone's life savings, or who knows what!



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: Edumakated
If there is no way to identify who the money belongs to I am keeping it.

^^ That. If there is no ID with the money then I'd keep it. Why not?



What if it were the proceeds of drugs? What if a robbery happened and the money was part of that?

If you lost a large sum of money wouldn't you want it returned?


So have you seen no country for old men? Seriously if you dont make a fuss and do not tellanyone about it most likely they are not gonna send in the hitmen. What they gonna go to the cops? Yeah we seem to have misplaced 10 gs and would like to file a report please. sure heres my name address,and hideouts telephone number.

SOrry im like this. If it was not meant for you to have you would not had found it. Sure id give some of it away but id not go advertising it.. Hey did you find anything today? NOPE. cant say i have.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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Hard decision, i would like to think i would do the right thing, but in todays times, and with the times that are coming, i doubt i would. But it would not be right off, i would have put it in the pocket, and quietly looked for the real owner. Attempted to return it myself to the rightful owner, then if no one was found, i would use it to catch up on bills and stock up more for whats coming our way, or use as a down payment for some land.

See this is the part that bugs me, why dose the co. think they deserve it and not the employee?
oh the good person might get $1000, where if they would of kept their mouth shut they would of got $10500. A company like that makes enough cash over a years time, and should turn the whole lot over to the employee. GoodWill is a rip off anyway, ever been in one of their stores? the prices they ask for stuff given to them for free is crazy. Nope, being there, there is no way i would have reported it. They have no more claim to it than the person that found it. for them $10k is nothing, for the employee it could be life changing.

There are other situations where i would have given it to the management, but at good will. not a chance.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
So have you seen no country for old men? Seriously if you dont make a fuss and do not tellanyone about it most likely they are not gonna send in the hitmen. What they gonna go to the cops? Yeah we seem to have misplaced 10 gs and would like to file a report please. sure heres my name address,and hideouts telephone number.

SOrry im like this. If it was not meant for you to have you would not had found it. Sure id give some of it away but id not go advertising it.. Hey did you find anything today? NOPE. cant say i have.


Never seen or heard of the reference. It's a movie I'm assuming? I don't see many of those.

I'm not saying what if from a standpoint of retribution from the criminals I'm talking about from a law enforcement standpoint. Reporting the money is the type of thing law enforcement needs to start an investigation. Tips like this are often what begins an evidence trail.

Similarly what if it was from a robbery? $10,000 cash shows up say 5 months after $10,000 in cash was reported stolen from a residence. That doesn't mean the person that made the donation is guilty, but it's the type of thing that I think the robbery victim deserves a chance of the cops looking at.

I should also mention that I would turn it into the police not the store. I'm cynical enough to believe the company would pocket it rather than try to return it, which is what they appear to be doing in this case, and for all I know the cash could have been meant for someone in the store possibly using it as a front to fence goods. That's the last person I would want to turn it into.
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posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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I turned in something to the cops before. I nearly got arrested for it. SO no not gonna hand it to the cops in person.

i found this texas oil mans wallet filled with cash in LOWES one day. didnt even give me a thank you just took it and walked off. he had 50 gs in it. Bu ti felt good at the time even though he didnt even say thank you.

The next wallet i found i nearly los tmy job over. Why? the guy was known to run a scam on our stores. he would leave his wallet in the restroom and say the person who found it stole the money. Si I tak eit up front and he says where th emoney at? i said there was none in there sir. I have a job i dont need your money sir. Then he accussed me of takin git outright. little did the man know i was watching him in the bathroom and said. Check your back pocket. he ask why should he cause i obviously hid the money somewhere. So i say to him I saw him put it in his back pocket.
My boss then ask him to turn out his pockets,and he does. So I say, SO i gues si put that in your pocket with all these witnesses around right? then bossman told him to leave th e store and do not ever come back.

SO no. my charity stops at if I do not see someone drop it. i assume its free game.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

Sometimes people are jerks. I don't see how responding by also being a jerk makes the world a better place.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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Sorry, times are tough, the struggle is real.
That cash would have been mine.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: cuckooold



If there was no possibility of being caught, I'm curious how many people would keep the money, and how many would return it?

What would you do?


Integrity= What you do when no one is watching.



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: CaticusMaximus
The money was abandoned, with no ownership attached to it. If I had the good fortune to come upon it, I would "do the right thing" and keep it.

It would be rude to refuse such a generous gift, and I am under no illusion that I have some implicit moral obligation to whoever or whatever to servilely deprive myself of such good fortune, just because "its the right thing to do".



So the end result justifiy the means?



posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 07:42 PM
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This situation...Someone was probably hiding their stash in a book and then someone (else) donated the book not knowing the cash was in there. Definitely turn it in... as that someone will likely say "Hey honey... what did you do with that book?"

Any gamblers out there... never ever turn in a chip you find on the floor of a casino... pick it up. My wife turned in a chip she found walking by a roulette table and the casino folks were (seriously) pissed at all the paperwork they were going to have to do to account for that chip.

These decisions aren't always easy



edit on 1.27.2015 by Zarniwoop because: (no reason given)



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