~You Found $10,000~

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    If the fella who lost it was poor I would.
    -Yoggi Berra.
     
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    I'd like to think I would, but then again I have no personal money problems.

    But seriously, who keeps 10000 dollars in their wallet? Talk about stupid!
     
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    The person could be a hard working father or a drug dealer for all you know.
     
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    Of course.

    In '82 I found a wallet with $300. Spent two days tracking down the owner and handed it back.
    No biggie.
     
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    Twice in the city of Nashville outside certain restaurant in the shrubs someone found a bag of money containing over 30K. The place is clearly a drop off for runners in the numbers racket of a drug dealer or something. Both times they turned it in and there were no takers, so the police let them keep it.

    When I was a girl, I lost my wallet. I had about $3 in it which was a significant amount of money in the 50s. I had saved and saved, then lost my wallet. Some woman in Missouri found it, took out enough to pay postage, then just a few cents, and mailed it back to me.

    Another time after I had kids, I had given my daughter $50 to buy some clothes, but she lost it and even backtracking we couldn't find it. Later that week I saw in the editorials of the newspaper where a clerk 'thanked' the woman who put $50 into the little plastic container they always have on the counters where you can put your change to go to help disadvantaged children. My duaghter had tried on clothes in that store and no doubt that is where she lost her money. I feel certain that whomever found it chucked it in that container.

    Once, returning from Oklahoma City, I left my wallet with $1500 in it in the bathroom didn't miss it until several people had been in and knew it would be gone, but it was there. I know another guy who had that much in his wallet in the 70s who lost it in a carpet warehouse in Dalton, GA and someone turned it in.

    There are more honest people than we think. About a year ago, I broke a $100 item in a store, and ratted myself out. It was hard, but I did. Given my life experiences, I would likely return it if there was ID. If there wasn't depending on how much was in it, it would be mine. The rule of law is 'finder's keepers - personal property lost by someone then found by you is yours against all the world except the original owner.'

    That being said, when my kids were small and my son took my change from the grocer which I had put on the counter and told me he 'found it' I let him know it wasn't lost!

    There are also a lot of scumbags, though. When my friend was killed in an MVA back in the early 60s, the onlookers took her purse and her jewelry. Hopefully, KARMA has caught up with them.
     
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    Yep. What comes around goes around.
     
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    Believe me or not...whatever...but when I was about 10 me and my buddy found a purse that had $10'000's in it.
    We turned it in. We got a $20 reward.
    It was an old lady whose husband founded JayC Foods Jay C - Home
    She didn't trust banks.
    Scouts honor - it happened.
     
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    In any language...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDxyF_c145I]My name is Earl - Questo cazzo di Karma mi ucciderà - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I found a bank bag once that had lots of cash in it. I don't know the exact amount but it was a lot. From the deposit slip I knew which business had lost it. I returned it and got a $1,000.00 reward. I would rather keep an honest $1,000.00 than a larger amount unhonestly gained.
     
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