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Originally posted by FortAnthem
Well this one really sucks!
Originally posted by Nventual
Originally posted by eNumbra
Theft by Finding, if upheld in a case like this basically seems to mean every time you find a dollar on the street, picking it up makes you a criminal.
You don't need to steal an item from the actual person for it to be theft. If you have an item that isn't yours then it isn't yours, it's pretty obvious, it doesn't matter how you got it.
[edit on 7/4/10 by Nventual]
Originally posted by DataWraith
And how did the police track them down anyway?.
Originally posted by WhiteDevil013
reply to post by FortAnthem
First of all, 100,000 in a suit case tells me one thing.
Whether its drug dealing, arms dealing or worse...
The police should have gone after the guy who;s hiding that much cash from his family, rather than the honest people who who just bought something fair and square and thought their prayers had finally been answered.
Originally posted by damn_ummmm
Just a point of clarification.
The suitcase was given to the husband by a friend of his to 'hold onto'. His wife donated the suitcase without consulting her husband, not knowing it wasn't theirs let alone what was inside it.
This money doesn't belong to either of them, it belongs to a 'friend' of the husbands...
Just gets murkier doesn't it
Stupid bloody law, I reckon if I pay for something it's mine regardless of what's in it or where it came from.
[edit on 7/4/10 by damn_ummmm]
Originally posted by Matthew Dark
reply to post by Nventual
Actually, I'm thinking you are incorrect.
They bought the suitcase...therefore, they own the suitcase, and all of it's contents, hidden or otherwise.