posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 06:51 AM
I don't care what amount of money it is... one dollar to a sack full of millions
If you're aware of who dropped it, give it back
If you're not aware of who dropped, keep it
One caveat: if someone places an ad, or lays claim and verifies the amount, give it back
I once found six hundred dollars in a small pink change purse at a truckstop. I couldn't
find the owner even after traipsing into the women's restroom and looking around.
So I go and ask the cashier if she would ask if anyone lost a change purse. Nobody
came forward. So I here, hold this for me in case someone claims it, I'm gonna park and be right back
to look more for the owner--BIG truckstop I was in.
So I park and come back, and the night manager has taken control of the purse. Won't give it
back to me, won't hardly even talk to me...starts treating me like I am a damn thief, So I go
to call the Sheriff because if it was unclaimed I wanted it, and find out the damn manager
has the sheriff on the phone talking crap about me...I was stupefied.
Ends up the law in that state....
If it is dropped, finders keepers
If it is lain and forgotten, store/property owner keeps unless claimed.
Sheriffs judgement, store keep purse until claimed...no mention what if unclaimed
Anyway, my point, do the right thing. If you are unable to do the right thing, keep it for yourself.