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  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image73
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago

    I f you was to find a bag of money in the street
    would you hand it over to the police?

    I know it is written that honesty is the best policy, and the truth shall set up free
    however, would you hand over that money to the authorities?

  2. ktarcus profile image62
    ktarcusposted 12 years ago

    depending on the amount; Perhaps not all of it smile

  3. Zubair Ahmed profile image76
    Zubair Ahmedposted 12 years ago

    Yes I have done that on one occasion many years ago, I found £100 on the road on my way home from school.  The envelope the money was in had the person name and address on.  When I got home I counted the money and to my astonishment it had £100 that was 20 years (that was a lot of money then) My parents held onto the money and asked me to go and knock on the persons door who lived 3 streets away.  I told that I had found an envelope with his name on it, and he should contact my parents.  The man came running like there was no tomorrow.  My parents asked him some questions to confirm that it was him and he knew what was in the envelope then handed the money over,  You should have seen the look on the man's face, he was elated, he thanked me and my parents - and did quick sharp exist.

  4. Darknlovely3436 profile image73
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago

    Zubair Ahmed that was so honest of you, i must indeed say..and that is such a great story/memory is guess it's good to be honest. in some cases..did you gave you a reward?

  5. arb profile image81
    arbposted 12 years ago

    I would prefer an ad stating that money was found, placed in the lost and found section of the local paper. I would ask claimants to describe the amount and a description of the bag. It isn't that I don't trust the authorities, but, unless someone approaches them with the loss, what happens to it. After sufficient time, you could donate it to a homeless shelter or a place that feeds the poor. I suppose, I like to believe God works in mysterious ways. Anyway, better than some auxillary fund for who knows what.

  6. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    We have to be sensible about this, a bag of tenners is one thing, and I would hand it in, it's not mine, a £5 pound note is another thing, no one is going to go to the police station and ask if any one has handed in a £5 note, I put anything like that in charity boxes.
    I joined a queue in a newsagent once, and picked up a £20 note from the floor.  Without revealing the amount, I asked the woman in front of me if she had dropped any money, she put her hand in her pocket and said a £20 note, and I gave it her.  From the newsagent I went to the bookies and and put a couple of quid on Yankee bet, went back later that day and walked out with £137 winnings - what goes around comes around.

  7. profile image58
    yaturi3posted 12 years ago

    Yes, you must!
    There is a real possibility the money may be the proceeds of a crime. If the money is traced to you, it could be very difficult to convince investigators you were not involved in the crime.

  8. lostdogrwd profile image61
    lostdogrwdposted 12 years ago

    NO, HECK NO. NO WAY ON GOD EARTH. NEVER, NO, NO NO, i WOULD GIVE IT BACK TO THE people who lost it if they can prove it to me they lost it. but never to the police. the truth  that people don't want to face is how corrupt and dirty the police can  be and have been

  9. mydubaistay profile image61
    mydubaistayposted 12 years ago

    I would probably donate it to a charity but not to the police..don't have any trust in them but I will never use it thats for sure.

  10. PeterCastle profile image61
    PeterCastleposted 12 years ago

    depend on my mood and the amount of the money...be honest if i need £1000 and I found it exact amount on the street , i just lift my head up and say thank you whatever you are.....

  11. Karonher profile image63
    Karonherposted 12 years ago

    A bag of money yes - the odd note or coin no. Not many people would go to the police to ask about low denomination notes. If I knew who it belonged to I would return it.

  12. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    nope unless it had a person's name on it. if it was from a bank i would spend it in a heart beat.

  13. daouady profile image60
    daouadyposted 12 years ago

    If it is a large amount. I would return it to police only because I am afraid that it is blood/drug money and do not want to risk being arrested.

    Small bills here and there sure i will keep it.

  14. RealHousewife profile image70
    RealHousewifeposted 12 years ago

    Yes of course!  Right after I took the money out of it :-)

  15. lsfloyd profile image58
    lsfloydposted 12 years ago

    The old saying  "finders keepers, loser weepers" comes to mind in this situation. We have heard this saying all our lives. Most of us have found a dollar bill on the ground and promptly pocketed it, but I would probably consider turning in a bag of money.

    Why? Because I would hope if the shoe was on the other foot, someone would do that for me. It could be some small business owners mortgage payment you are keeping. Turn it in and hope that you are returned the favor one day.

  16. poorconservative1 profile image62
    poorconservative1posted 12 years ago

    This is one of those ethical questions that either way you'd feel guilty. If you kept it you'd feel dishonest and selfish and if you turned it in you'd feel naive and foolish. I don't really know what I'd do. I guess I'd only really have to decide if it happened.

  17. Mr.Moonlight profile image60
    Mr.Moonlightposted 12 years ago

    If you found a naked woman (or man, depending on your preference, no disrespect intended) in your bed, and she/he wasn't yours, would you hand her/him over to the authorities? Assume he/she is alive and consenting. Of course not! Well, not right away, anyway...

  18. Dexter Yarbrough profile image72
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 12 years ago

    Yes. With great reservations! That deep down inside evil spirit (that is in everyone) would tempt me to keep it and provide all the justifications for why I should. But that still, small voice of reason and goodwill would remind me that it would be wrong to not turn the money over.

  19. luckycharmz profile image60
    luckycharmzposted 12 years ago

    I would first make sure that there are no hidden cameras.  I would probably be "punked" or on "totally hidden videos."  :-)

  20. Jemmoh profile image57
    Jemmohposted 12 years ago

    It all depends on your financial position and your faith as for me i will take the money with me because i have not stolen and maybe am broke

  21. JDeAngelis profile image59
    JDeAngelisposted 12 years ago

    I would hand it over because I don't want to take away anyone's hard earned money or perhaps have drug/blood money on my hands.

  22. Wazman profile image59
    Wazmanposted 12 years ago

    actually not the police because the police might keep it o_O !

  23. profile image0
    surlyoldcatposted 12 years ago

    If someone is stupid enough to not keep track of their responsibilities, I definitely would...right after I defecated into the bag first. Hire idiots to do a job, serves them right, then.
    Me: "Here Banker Joe. One of your top-notch, on-the-ball security couriers droped this outside the bank. Please, no reward. Seeing that good is done is all that I need."

    Banker Joe: "Why thank you kind and concerned citizen. I would..like...to...what's that smell?"

  24. micahjoy profile image60
    micahjoyposted 12 years ago

    lets assume its a substantial amount of money - a BAG of money probably means something more than a bill or two lying on the ground.

    If the person it belongs to can be easily traced (if it had their name somewhere, etc), I would return it to them.

    If it was multiple stacks of $20's or something that looked sketchy (think, a briefcase full of stacked bills), I'd turn it in because you can get in a lot of trouble for trying to spend money that can be tracked or is marked.

    If the bag was completely unmarked and looked random... I'd keep it.

  25. mikielikie profile image61
    mikielikieposted 12 years ago

    NOPE! And I'll tell you why. Who gets that cash when nobody comes to claim it.  The freakin cops! And I know that they say  it goes back into the community but I believe they keep it. And if not just one guy gets it, there has gotta be some other group of crooks it will find it way to.  Plus Who would really just drop a bag of dough in the street? Maybe a drug dealer or some one who is dumb enough to just leave that much money on the street.

    Side note: when you find money at Wal-Mart they take it to the cash office. Now if no one claims it, walmart keeps it too. I kinda figured that the person who found the cash should get  it after a while.

  26. Sarah Masson profile image61
    Sarah Massonposted 12 years ago

    I would hand it over, I wouldn't want to have stolen/drug money or someone else's money for that matter. So I would definitely give it to the police

  27. Rastamermaid profile image66
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    If it's a very large amount I would call my lawyer and have him with me to turn it in and fill out the proper paper work to keep it if no one claims it.

    If it's illegal money and of course no one claims it,when the time is up it's your money.

  28. profile image0
    Sunnie Dayposted 12 years ago

    I once took a tube of toothpaste back to the store after realizing I did not pay for it..so Uh...yes..I am very honest!
    I believe in the old adage,"what goes around comes around".

  29. philirodje profile image61
    philirodjeposted 12 years ago

    No, instead i would go to a radio station and make an announcement i mean an indirect announcement but i will definitely leave a clue so the owner will know and come for his money.

  30. profile image57
    pjwritesposted 12 years ago

    Why should the police get all the lost money?

    I would be just as eager to find the person who lost that money as the police would be, and that is, not at all.

    I'd keep it.

  31. TinaTango profile image69
    TinaTangoposted 12 years ago

    Yes definitely.  I may like money...but I know what it feels like to lose hard earned money. I would definitely turn it into the police.

  32. jasmin50 profile image62
    jasmin50posted 11 years ago

    Definetely I would not hand it over to the police. I would try to find the person who lost it, if there is any kind of paper in the bag proving who the person is. otherwise, i would post a message in the newspaper and of course whoever claims that the bag belongs to him, will have to give me more details about the bag and the amount of money he lost. If nothing happens, I would be very happy to keep the money!!!!!!!!!!


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