I found £30 last night
I once stood on a £20 someone had dropped at the bar long enough to finish my pint, order another one then put the £20 I’d clumsily dropped back into my wallet
Have also found random fivers/tenners and pound coins in the street/car parks some people are very careless with their cashPosted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Is it theft as you’re just finding something,
theft by finding;Posted 5 years agochewkwMember
I suppose if you pick up a fiver or tenner from the road side then I guess it’s finder keeper unless you find someone running around searching for it …
wwaswas – Member
Is it theft as you’re just finding something,
theft by finding;
That £1K bundle dropped and that fat cow that picked it up should be fed pork pie permanently for the rest of her life and with extra lard added in the pie. Oh ya … the pie should be filled with pork skin and discarded pork fat. 👿Posted 5 years agoscu98rkrMember
I’d be tempted to take it out of the machine and just drop it on the floor.
Im always too lazy to return things.
I once found some nice binoculars I took then intending to hand them into the police, stayed in my bag for a couple of months, then on my desk, then in a box then in the bin.
Never used them, would have been better if I’d just left them, there was more chance of them getting back to the owner that way.Posted 5 years ago
tails – Member
Probably kept it, as there would be no way of getting it back to said person. Is it theft as you’re just finding something, it’s not like it’s in a wallet with iD.
not theft, as belief that you could not identify the original owner through reasonable steps negates theft.Posted 5 years agodruidhMember
I found a wallet at Ardnamurchan lighthouse a couple of weeks back. Cash, card and drivers license all in there. The “right” thing would have been to hand it on to the nearest police station – which would have been Tobermory. I reasoned that might completely ruin someones holiday so I took it to the visitor centre/cafe instead. Turns out they knew who it belonged to, so it was re-united with its owner pretty quick.Posted 5 years ago
on a slightly related note, my friend was out for a walk as a break from revision a while back. he found someone’s wallet so handed it in. he was then featured in a local paper under a headline saying something like “honest student hands in wallet”, or similar. what he had failed to mention was that between finding it and handing it in somehow the £80 odd that was in it had vanished… 😆Posted 5 years agotailsMember
surely you need to take the reasonable stpes- they were just served in front of you using a cash card that can be traced tp them and their address
Goin ah **** it i will keep it is someway short of actually trying and failing
i would have done as the OP did
You say that but can tesco/sainsburys instantly access this information, I would not be so sure. I once forgot to get cash back they asked me to wait until the evening until they cashed up. If it was blindingly obvious person A had left the money I would hand it back, but if I went to a cashpoint and there is no sign of the person I’d keep it. I’ve lost money before just how it goes.Posted 5 years ago
As mentioned above “theft by finding”, it’s not yours why should you knowingly deprive someone else of what is rightfully theirs. Police station or “here’s my contact details” if you don’t trust customer services.
There’s lots of unattended possibly lost bikes outside trail centres can we just help ourselves?
We know what you are, just negotiating price.Posted 5 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I found a purse once with about £40 in & some credit cards, I took the cards to a relevant bank who gave me £10 for doing that. I gave them my number to pass on to the owner who rang me & said to keep all the change in the purse & send the rest back, I think there was about £10 in change!Posted 5 years ago
My Mrs found £80 sticking out of an ATM, the only person it could’ve belonged to had just driven out of the car park so we hung about for about 10-15
secondsminutes then went home. 🙂
onehundredthidiot – Member
Nothing about finding the owner and reasonable steps in theft. Pick it up hand it in, if you don’t trust the customer services then the police. Everything else is theft.
not according to the theft act, which defines what is and isn’t theft. and which includes the defence that if you believe the owner can’t be traced using reasonable steps then it’s not theft. which is included for exactly the situation of finding something someone else has lost.Posted 5 years agobrakesMember
I’ve done it once, there was a tenner in there.
I know the staff would’ve just pocketed it.
I’ve probably lost far more.
One of my biggest regrets was as a child, I’d been to the shops for my mam, must have been about 12, a bloke in front of me dropped a roll of notes in front of me. I chased after him and gave it back. There was probably a couple of grand there and given the look of the fella it was probably bent. Still think about it now…Posted 5 years ago
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