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Old 05-03-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Originally Posted by rstevens62 View Post
Police saying they do not know the exact amount is absurd, they KNOW how much was in each and every bag, down to the penny!

I would also imagine the lost money is insured, (probably the reason why they do not give a total amount)
They don't know how much was actually lost yet.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Dfw
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All those idiots risking a permanent record just to get some quick cash. Don't they realize how many cameras are out their nowadays? They will most likely be caught.
You know you'd so it too! Hell yeah I would! I need $$$$
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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They don't know how much was actually lost yet.
If you are old enough to remember back in the 80s and 90s, whenever there was a robbery or hold up, the news reporters on scene would always give the dollar amount they got away with, they stopped doing this around the early 2000s and now just say they do not know the figure, or just say 'an undisclosed amount'.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I believe there is a law that states that if bank currency touches the pavement for at least 10 seconds then; finders keepers, losers weepers, or something to that effect
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Clearly, the morally correct thing to do is to turn it in. And just as clearly, human nature will tell you to keep it.

But what if you try to do the right thing and turn it in? How can you prove that the amount of money you turned in was the same amount of money that you collected? Not considering right vs. wrong, but only from the standpoint of getting into trouble with the law, are you better off saying nothing and keeping all of it, or turning some of it in but keeping some of the rest of it?
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Well for one thing, how long was it before police were on the scene? Minutes perhaps. To those wondering about the logistics of "getting caught" if you've pulled over your vehicle and you're out of it, happily grabbing up cash, how difficult is it for any police present (or anyone!), to simply stroll along the side of the highway snapping photos of license plates? Maybe they won't take the time to arrest you...right now...but they'll know where to find you later.

As exciting as the idea of a bunch of "free" cash is, my instinct reverts pretty quick to, "no such thing as a free lunch" and "if it sounds too good to be true...it probably IS."
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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Clearly, the morally correct thing to do is to turn it in. And just as clearly, human nature will tell you to keep it.

But what if you try to do the right thing and turn it in? How can you prove that the amount of money you turned in was the same amount of money that you collected? Not considering right vs. wrong, but only from the standpoint of getting into trouble with the law, are you better off saying nothing and keeping all of it, or turning some of it in but keeping some of the rest of it?

Um...I'd like to turn in this $5 I picked up....
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I think this windfall was a gift from God. He opened that door so that we little people could buy a Cadillac or two. It was like that loaves of bread thing in the Bible.....feeding the multitudes.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Um...I'd like to turn in this $5 I picked up....
"I can't believe I found $1000 on the street! I'm going to do the right thing, and turn in that $500 now... officer, here's the $100 I found."
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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The news anchor said it would be illegal to keep the money you found.
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