If you found a lot of money would you keep it or hand it in to the police?
Morally of course we should hand in the money but ... what if you were really broke, child was sick and you came across a bag full of money (we'll assume not traceable) would you thank God for providing and use the money or would you hand it in to the authorities ?
It has happened to me and I turned it in to the bank manager. I lost money once and it was returned to me so thats good karma.
I would hand it in to the police. There was a recent case in Australia where a couple found I think 10 grand in a suitcase (in the liner) in an op-shop. The money and case actually belonged to a pensioner, whose husband had accidentally given the suitcase to the op-shop. I believe the couple were charged with some sort of offence -because they didn't hand it in initially.
Alternately, the money could be part of a criminal investigation. You don't want to be involved with that. I'd suggest handing it in, but state your current circumstances to the police and maybe they can give you a small cash reward to help you.
I would turn it in. I have lost money and I suppose people found it and kept it but I would have appreciated getting it back. So if I found some i would give it back and if that was not possible, turn it in.
Certainly, I will definitely return the money to the owner if I happen to come across him/her by chance or if I don't see him/her, I'll turn the money in to the authorities although it's a pretty hard decision to make...
Nearly all would be tempted to keep it. But would it bring what you wanted? Money really represents 'security' to most people. I have a brother-in-law who, way back in the 1960s found a fairly large sum of money in a suitcase in a park. It was obviously planted there to be picked up. He kept it. He then spent weeks worrying about somebody calling around in the middle of the night to perhaps beat him to a pulp as they demanded the money's return. He certainly gained no sense of 'security' from it.
Let your heart guide you rather than your head. Whatever the decision made, it will be the right one.
by Annie 7 years ago
I f you was to find a bag of money in the streetwould you hand it over to the police?I know it is written that honesty is the best policy, and the truth shall set up freehowever, would you hand over that money to the authorities?
by Chris Mills 5 years ago
I was listening to two DJs on the radio. They were real clowns. One was "on the street," the other in the studio. The one on the street had a fake $100 bill which he put on the ground in front of a gas station. When people walked out, he'd ask them it the $100 bill...
by Cloverleaf 7 years ago
What would you do if you found a bag of money?Let's say you find a bag full of cash..maybe $100,000 or more. Would you call the police? What thoughts would run through your mind?
by ngureco 4 years ago
Would you keep it if you found $1M in cash inside a second-hand sofa you bought from a charity shop?
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