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#1 SunshineMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Hi there,

Last night whilst late shopping at our local shops, my DD's & I stumbled across $1200 on the footpath.
It was wrapped in a note saying "Thursdays taking's"'.  I t was abvious one of the small local businesses had lost it.

We took it and handed it into centre management. They were going to hand it in to the police.

So today I have had so many people tell me how stupid I was to hand it in??  I am really disheartened that sooooo many people feel like this.

So, my question is, would YOU have handed it in?

Edited by SunshineMum, 02 February 2013 - 08:32 PM.


#2 Cacti

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

Yes, I'd think most people would.

#3 *melrose*

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes for sure.

#4 Ferelsmegz

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes of course.

Its not mine and I dont need the bad Karma.

#5 buttercup-bob

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

I think you did the right thing but I would have taken it to the police station myself.. not saying that centre management arent honest but if you leave your details with the police when you hand something in, if it isnt claimed after a certain period of time its yours.

#6 SunshineMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for your replies.  And I am so glad you said yes:)


#7 Jax12

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Of course!  

Do you think people are actually serious when they say that you should have kept it?  I hope it's just silly, flippant comments and not an accurate reflection of what they would have done in your position.

#8 SunshineMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for your replies.  And I am so glad you said yes:)


#9 Feral Joules

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Yes, I would have handed it in. A days takings is a lot for a small business to lose!    
But I know too many people who would pocket it.

#10 Mercurial

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

You did the right thing.  

As tempting as it may be to keep it, it's not yours.

#11 *Pebs*

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Yes, but to the police.. So there is an official record of it.

#12 *cough*

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

For sure I'd hand it in, imagine the poor employee that might have been the one that dropped it.

#13 SunshineMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

@ Jax12 - I absolutely believe the people that said they wouldn't have handed it back:(


#14 mill85

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Of course. I found an engagement ring at my local westfield the day before Christmas eve. The lady at centre management was very thankful and acted even a little surprised I had handed it in which is sad. The lady whose ring it was tracked her steps only last week and sent me a lovely thank you note. Keeping it never crossed my mind.

Edited to add I would also hand into police. I popped in to check if the ring had been collected prior to it being collected only to be told that they hold onto items for six weeks then sell them! I rang the police about this who told me handing it into them is better as they have access to lots of different reports and avenues for finding people and that what the shopping centre told me wasn't on!

Edited by mill85, 01 February 2013 - 05:12 PM.


#15 ms flib

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

Absolutely!

Apart from it being the honest and right thing to do, I would always feel guilty about it if I kept it!

Actually I think most people would do the same.

#16 DS1979

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

As much as I would love to stumble across $1200 and keep it for myself (god knows I could use a spare $1200 right now!) I would never be able to sleep at night if I did that, the guilt would just be horrible. So yes, I'd definitely hand it in - hope they find the owners of it too. Boy, will they be grateful, it really is a lot of money to lose!

#17 SunshineMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

I will ring the police tomorrow to make sure they have received it.  The lady I gave it to was going to contact the police.

I am thinking of going into the stores near where I found it to ask if they lost something?
I really want the owner to get it back.

A friend of mine left her new Iphone in a Mother's room.  She went back 10 minutes later and it was gone. Noone handed it in either:(



#18 caitiri

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'd hand it in, but I was incredibly shocked recently when a friend found $50 on the ground next to an atm and kept it without any indecision at all even after I pointed out to her that it was wrong to do so.

Whoever lost that money will always remember that someone lovely returned it so right decision OP

#19 FeralZombieMum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

I would have handed it in too.

#20 starfire

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

I believe in karma (what goes around comes around) so I would have handed it into the police. I wouldn't have handed it into centre mangement seeing that it was a large sum.

Unfortunately, I too know people who would have happily said 'finders keepers!' and pocketed the money. You did the right thing! biggrin.gif

I hope they found the rightful owners. $1200 is definitely a lot of money to lose and would have stuffed someone's day right up!

#21 Ianthe

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

Of course.


#22 HGL

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

Yepp, I'd definitely hand it in. Dishonest people tend to forget that there's lots of CCT these days (esp in shopping centres) and you could get in a lot of trouble if you hadn't handed it in.

#23 9ferals

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Yes, I'd hand it in. That's a hell of a lot of money to lose, and I wouldn't feel right keeping it anyway.

You did the right thing.

#24 ACO

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Oh yes of course! It's not like finding a random $10 note blowing in the wind.

I cannot believe that there are people like that who would just pocket it. It happened to me. Left my phone on a park bench near a cafe. Realised 2 minutes after I drove off, came back and it was gone. Needless to say it was not handed into the cafe.

#25 HRH Countrymel

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Yes.

My Mum found $3000 in a roll on the floor of the butcher shop once.  
She gave it to the butcher.
The next week she was in there and he said that no one had claimed it so he gave it back to her.
Then she took it to the police station.
A few months later they called her as no-one had claimed it either.

She ended up getting to keep it!  Keep it and spend it, guilt free!

We were all (butcher, Mum, myself, not so much the police for some reason) amazed that someone could lose that much money and not go looking for it...




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