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man finds lost bag of cash.. hands it back and is fined for his trouble..

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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I was only the kids that as a 10 yr old I had found a rolled up wad of cash. I reckon it was about £1000, on my way to school.
I took the money to the Police station with my Dad and handed it in. I asked my Mum what I should do? She said it could be someone's wages, or holiday money. I personally thought it was drug money. (This was over 30 yrs ago and this amount was a sheer fortune.)

I was told to call back in a week to see if someone had claimed it. I did and they had, and NO there was no reward.
I remember the policeman being very sorry for me.

So when I found a £10 note a few years later, I did keep it.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Well, BEFORE reading that they fined him, I would have turned it in.

NOW I think I would take it down to somewhere the homeless hang out and pass it out.

I wont keep money or other valuables that I find that arent mine, but if Im going to get fined for handing it in, I'll just distribute it the way I see it.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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I have found quite a few wallets too. Once I found two in a matter of three months and turned them both in, and never even counted the money. Just turned them in.

I too think what goes around comes around, and while I have never had keys or other lost items returned to me, Ive also never been robbed or stolen from. Even though I am really bad about locking my doors.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by fixer1967
From what I understand it is illegal to 'find' stuff in the UK. They can charge you for thief for finding something in the UK. I bet the UK does not have a LOST & FOUND like the US and other places. If you lose something in the UK you might as well kiss it good-bye as it is illegal for someone to give it back to you. That is just messed up in so many ways.

What complete and utter nonsense. Where do you guys get this crap from ?



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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The school I went to as a child in the 60's (omg, I feel old just thinking about it
) used classic literature like McGuffey's Reader to teach us young'uns how to read. Another book which was used - and is available online for free in multiple formats including HTML, Kindle, etc.,
- is called "A Hive of Busy Bees." With a multitude of short stories entitled "Bee Truthful," "The Sting of the Bee," and "BEE HONEST," this book laid the early foundations for my character, and the character of tens of thousand of other children who went to my school (it's been in existence for 50 years, and is the largest Christian school in Indiana.)

If anyone has small children to whom they read bedtime stories, I would highly recommend this book. It's NOT a religious book per se, but it is based on Judeo-Christian ethics. I have the original copy that I had in school and my own children have read it so many times it's about to fall apart, despite many layers of tape and glue. It is by far the BEST children's book I have ever read.

That being said, I think the cops should have cut the guy some slack; but that's asking a bit much these days methinks.

I have a story of "finding" something: When I was the evening news anchor on the talk radio station in Colorado Springs, I was driving past Fort Carson one night on the way home and saw a duffel bag laying on the side of the road. Thinking some dumbass dogface had lost his gear, I pulled over to retrieve and return it. Imagine my surprise when I opened it looking for ID and found 80 pounds of marijuana.


Since marijuana was illegal, I put it in the back of my car and turned it in at the nearest police station. Did they say, "WOW, thank you! You really did the right thing?" Not a chance. I spent the next few hours as a guest of the Colorado Springs Police Department while they investigated ME! It wasn't until I threatened to expose their treatment of an upstanding citizen, whose only concern was to do the right thing, on the next day's newscast that they decided to let me go - sans apology.

Yup, it's true: No good deed goes unpunished. If I happen to find a purse or wallet in the future, I'll look for ID and go to the person who lost it directly. I'll never turn anything in to the police again.

*ETA: Google Search for "A Hive Of Busy Bees," for those who are interested in downloading this wonderful book - FREE! You can choose which link you want to use so you can get the book in any just about any format you wish. Happy reading!


S&F4UOP
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
The school I went to as a child in the 60's (omg, I feel old just thinking about it
) used classic literature like McGuffey's Reader to teach us young'uns how to read.


OMG - really?

I have a McGuffey Reader. That is insane that any school would still use that.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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I would keep it on the grounds that anyone dumb enough to leave it like that deserves it to be taken.

I would run all the way home and stash it, carry 200 on me at all times.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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With him saying that he accepts the fine, I'm left with the feeling that he is still not being truthful with what exactly happened once he left in his car with the money.

Accepting it so readily kind of tells me that he is afraid of what will be found out if he tries to fight the fine. Why even lie about where he found it?

I'm leaning toward the scenerio that he took it home and was convinced by either friends, family or both to turn it in.

Liars never prosper.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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it called the stupidity act. and he was fined accordingly.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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You're right! The ends justify the means. Just ask everyone who has been falsely accused by the american version of the gestapo. Yeah right!!



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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I don't know about you guys but if I found a briefcase filled with cash left unattended with nobody in sight to claim it, I would take it. You snooze you loose, especially with thousands of dollars.

I mean if I didn't take it, maybe some criminal could take it and buy guns or a child porno studio with it, so really by taking that money I'm doing society a favor.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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sorry if this makes me a bad person...but I would have kept it the second I realized it was a banks...not like they haven't stolen from us...fuggem
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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Rationalization, its a beautiful thing.

There is no second line.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by OldCorp
The school I went to as a child in the 60's (omg, I feel old just thinking about it
) used classic literature like McGuffey's Reader to teach us young'uns how to read.


OMG - really?

I have a McGuffey Reader. That is insane that any school would still use that.


I think it's insane for any school not to.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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the gentleman in question clearly has difficulty seperating his fantasies from reality :


Adams found the large sum of cash on the night of 6 June while using an ATM inside the shop Walgreens................."I didn't want to go back into Walgreens, ............so I thought I would drive to the Chase Bank near my house and return it," ..............



Adams took it to a police station nearer to his home where he said he felt more comfortable speaking to local police in familiar surroundings



He was captured on CCTV picking up the money, leaving the shop and getting into his car


he is a total numpty

and maybee i am reading too much into this - but why is his local police station " familiar surroundings " - does he spend a lot of time there ?



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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that is f***ed up. he should of taken the cash instead.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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Know what puzzles me? On a site full of people ranting about the government robbing them, taking advantage of them, etc., etc,. half the posters in this thread admit they would steal any money they find. Huh.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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Instead of handing in the money in the area where he found it, Adams took it to a police station nearer to his home where he said he felt more comfortable speaking to local police in familiar surroundings.


Sounds to me like he's lying. I'd venture to say that anyone who really intended to turn that money in would have walked it straight into the bank and said "I found this outside next to the ATM machine". Right? Nope, he intended to keep it. He left with it, then started second-guessing himself and decided to turn it in (he probably started thinking about all those hidden camera shows on TV and realized he was likely caught on tape). But he has a dilemma, he can't take it back to the bank because he had already left the premises. What to do? Aaaaah, take it to the police station and say that's what he planned all along!! Only the police saw through his little ruse, so now it's time to play the victim. I'm not buying his tale.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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There's more to this story. He wasn't fined til a little while later and it seems that he was at first thinking about taking the money. I don't know what else is going on, I've been following this story since it occurred, but my guess is that he doesn't exactly have "clean hands."



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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If I saw a bag of cash next to an ATM, I would immediately assume foul play has occurred.

I wouldn't touch it.

I would walk in to the bank, ask for a manager, and tell them, "There appears to be a large bag of cash next to the ATM. You might want to check it out."

If they want to call the cops/use me as a witness, what ever. I don't care.

It's not my money, and if you take something (like that) that isn't yours, you better be ready to deal with the wrath (of either the law, a criminal, or ???).

Watch the movie "Shallow Grave" or "No Country for Old Men" if you want to get my point.



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