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    What would you do?

    If you walked into a Walmart store today and saw a crumpled $5 or $10 bill or a smooth $50 or $100 bill, all in full view, laying on the floor and there was no one in the immediate area, what would you do in each case?

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    Pick them up and take them to the customer service center. And probably, instead of leaving them with them, I would leave my name and phone number for someone to get a hold of me if anyone came asking for them. I don't trust customer service people at WalMart. lol
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    Give them to customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    Pick them up and take them to the customer service center. And probably, instead of leaving them with them, I would leave my name and phone number for someone to get a hold of me if anyone came asking for them. I don't trust customer service people at WalMart. lol
    Agreed. Then I would take it to the PD and put it on the found property shelf in the evidence room. A small bill I would drop in the Salvation Army pot on the way out.
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    Spend it,,, tell the truth, finders keepers, losers weepers,,,, right??
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    If not properly identified, the crumpled $5 or $10 bill would go in the red kettle and the $50-$100 bill in the fireman's boot to buy toys for tots.

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    I found $35 (10 and 20 dollar bill) around this time last year outside my bank. Gave it to the teller. For me pocketing it would feel like bad karma.

    Side note: There were these coupons going around at our county fair a few years back that looked like folded $20 bills. It was great putting them on the ground and watching people find them. Some would do the old step on it and pick it up while acting like they were tying a shoe. Others would shift their eyes around to see if the coast was clear then grab it real quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Spend it,,, tell the truth, finders keepers, losers weepers,,,, right??
    That's what someone did to me..I lost two $100 bills in Lowes builder's supplies last summer, reported it to the desk and that's the last I've heard.
    I would put a quarter or a buck in my pocket without question, but this time of year I would try to find the kid or adult who dropped any bill over 5 bucks as it could be a gift from a kid to his mother or some family's Christmas. There are a lot of folks around here without jobs this year.

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    Advise Customer Services that it had been found but I'd book it into found property at the local station.

    We have an offence of Theft by Finding, which someone would be guilty of if they do not take all reasonable steps to find the owner.
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    Actually I would also look for the owner if someone appeared to be looking for something or I would leave my contact info with a store manager in the event the rightful owner reported the loss. Being the time of year that it is, if I was not contacted I would donate it.
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    That was the right thing to do Caveman, but I am checking your post and it seems you possibly kept $5.00....................

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I found $35 (10 and 20 dollar bill) around this time last year outside my bank. Gave it to the teller. For me pocketing it would feel like bad karma.

    Side note: There were these coupons going around at our county fair a few years back that looked like folded $20 bills. It was great putting them on the ground and watching people find them. Some would do the old step on it and pick it up while acting like they were tying a shoe. Others would shift their eyes around to see if the coast was clear then grab it real quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I found $35 (10 and 20 dollar bill) around this time last year outside my bank. Gave it to the teller. For me pocketing it would feel like bad karma.

    Side note: There were these coupons going around at our county fair a few years back that looked like folded $20 bills. It was great putting them on the ground and watching people find them. Some would do the old step on it and pick it up while acting like they were tying a shoe. Others would shift their eyes around to see if the coast was clear then grab it real quick.
    I know.... I'm mean....
    Same here, something doesn't add up right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    That was the right thing to do Caveman, but I am checking your post and it seems you possibly kept $5.00....................
    I ahhhh..I-I-I mean ahhhhh, a 10 and a 25 dollar bill.. no no, I mean a 20 and a 15 dollar bill..
    Shit I give up, you caught me..
    Yes its true,, I suck at math

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    That was the right thing to do Caveman, but I am checking your post and it seems you possibly kept $5.00....................
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    Same here, something doesn't add up right.
    Come on guys give him a break, he's a caveman for Christ sake. I hate to stereotype but I guess the Geico commercials' implications about cavemen are correct.
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    I've taught my kids to be honest and fair. How can I expect for them to do that if I pocket what I find? Customer service it will go to. However, once it goes there, good question where it will go once behind the counter.

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    It you take it to customer service, it could end up in an employee's pocket. I'll pass on that one. I'll show them the money I found, give them my information, and take it with me.

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    Turn it in, I found a dollar bill when I first started at my current dept. while conducting foot patrol. I turned it in to my supers and got a little bit of a rubbing for it since it did not go in my pocket since it was a dollar
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    If it is cash, you know it is not going to get back to it's rightful owner. I say either leave it to be someone else's decision, or give that money to a good charity. They need that money more than any of us most likely.
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    I would call CSI and the FBI to the scene to conduct a full scale investigation as to the identity of the previous ownner. The investigation would uncover a sinister plot to take over the financial world by dropping small amounts of money in Walmarts all over America. I would be lauded a hero and given a parade in my honor.
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