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What would you do?

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Last Edited: October 5, 2007, 11:25 am

Here in sunny Florida...

A county garbage operations employee found a plastic bag on the road stuffed with $65,000 Thursday and immediately turned it in to authorities.  Good for her! 

Read the whole story if you want:

http://www.wesh.com/news/14275054/detail.html

 

I just hope she doesn't go home and serve her family some Chunky soup tonight. 

 

 

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Comments

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charh20Comment by charh20 - October 5, 2007, 11:38 pm
lolol
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justxploringComment by justxploring - October 6, 2007, 1:02 am
I hope my comment about the Chunky soup wasn't misunderstood. When I read about the recall, I was so furious that I thought of all the nice, decent people (like this lady) who buy groceries at the supermarket and never know what they're getting. Campbell Soup recalled some cans that contained pieces of sharp plastic after reports of choking by customers. This seems to be happening more and more lately, or it's just getting reported.

I don't know what I'd do if I found a bag of money in the middle of the road. I wouldn't want my name and face plastered all of the paper (now it's national news) but I also wouldn't want to keep money that wasn't mine.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - October 6, 2007, 10:23 am
Let's put this in perspective...a plastic bag with $65,000 in it on the side of the road. Most likely this was money obtained illegally. Nobody else would be transporting that much cash in a plastic bag and allow it to blow out the car window. It was probably ditched by someone being pursued by the police and who didn't want to explain what they were doing with that much cash in a plastic bag.

I would have kept it and waited to see if someone publicly claimed to have lost the money. Right now the forensics people are trying to find fingerprints on the bag. Then the money will go to the evidence room and sit there for a couple years while they try to make a case against a drug dealer and it will eventually be confiscated because it is drug money. The lucky police department will then spend the money on three new squad cars. The garbage lady won't see a cent of it and will still be eating Chunky soup.

This might sound "dishonest" to some but it is no more dishonest than the police confiscating it.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - October 6, 2007, 1:16 pm
That's what someone said to me, Rick.   BTW, the money fell off of an armored truck. I was thinking that by keeping the money, it would cause someone to lose his/her job. I do agree with you partially. The woman who found it said keeping the money never crossed her mind. She thought she was looking at a turtle in the road (not uncommon in FL) and pulled over. Must have been a green garbage bag, which makes this whole story sound awfully suspicious. Do armored cars carry money in those green lawn & leaf bags? Maybe the driver was planning to embezzle some of the money! The newspaper said that money falling out of these trucks is "not that uncommon." So I think I'm going to drive around following them in my spare time. LOL Might be more productive than buying Lotto tickets.

Speaking the woman - she is getting no reward at all. Not a penny. She was told it's because she's a government employee (works for the county garbage operation) and it's against regulations. However, her boss said he might give her an extra vacation day this year for being a good citizen.
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ToadSchmodeComment by ToadSchmode - October 6, 2007, 5:22 pm
How does the old saying go "Finders Keepers, losers weepers" I'm sure i'd ponder on it a few days, maybe even a week, if no other news came up about lost cash, then i'd spend it!
The armored truck guy will probably lose his job anyway...

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