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Originally posted by xpert11
Your notion is completely impractical its like saying that they brought the suitcase but not the lining inside .
Originally posted by collector60490
reply to post by eNumbra
In this country (USA) anyone who finds that kind of money and reports it will immediately have it taken by police who will declare it to be "drug money" and therefore property of the state. If you find a measly 5,000.00 though and tell police they will hold it for a period of time, usually 30-60 days, and if no one claims it they give it back to you free and clear. Australia clearly has different laws regarding found property.
If you were going to be dishonest and not report the money the best thing to do would be to stash it somewhere away from your home and when asked about the suitcase simply claim, "I don't know what you're talking about! There is no money in that case!" then let police sort through it. They would not be able to prove you did find the money. How many people handled that case at the Salvations Army before it was purchased? Any one of them could have taken it. Or, and this is the most likely scenario, the money was NEVER there in the first place! After all, who would stash that kind of money in the lining of an old suitcase??? In a few months the heat would be totally off.
Originally posted by Isosceles
Whether they were entitled to their new found fortune or not, they should have at least tried to locate the original owners of such a large sum of money.
I think that the right thing to do would be to return this couple their life savings. Even if it was a case of stupidity on their part. If it were me in this situation, I don't think that I could have kept their money, and still maintained a clear conscience. I think that guilt would have gotten the better of me.
Originally posted by xpert11
Even if the suitcase wasn't being looked after for a "friend" I know of no one who would store that kind of amount of money in such a manner . .
Originally posted by abcdef
An investor who had most of their life savings invested in Lehman Brothers - once bitten, twice shy.
- An honest Thai Government official who had just resigned and taken all the cash out the bank before the country falls to the rioters.
A Scriptophilists who collects antique bank notes.
Someone with no bank account who had just inherited a box held at a lawyers from an aged aunt.
A department store owner in an isolated town in the outback of Australia who had not managed to get to the bank before it closed and found that the night safe was jammed.
A bankrupt, prohibited from holding a bank account or any form of savings account and prohibited from holding assets, wins on a $1 accumulator bet at a bookmakers.