I do have to say I like to see people rewarded when they turn in something they have found like this story. If the envelope is not claimed they will get to keep all of the $14 000 and if it is claimed, they still get a percentage as a 'finder's fee'. I like that. I remember once hearing about someone who had turned in several hundred thousand dollars and when the
A short while ago a teenager in Dallas, Texas found an envelope with $2000 in it near a mall and brought it to the nearest bank, who contacted police. Although the practice in past had been to wait a set amount of time and then return it to the finder, the police decided to implement a new policy allowing them to keep the money. I know people don't turn in found money hoping to get it back (well most don't) but what a rotten thing to do to a teenager who did the right thing. After the story hit the news there was a public outcry and they did decide to let her keep it if no rightful owner came forward. I have to say kudos to her for doing what was right. More than once I have turned in a wallet or credit card that someone dropped or left somewhere. I can only hope that my kiddies do the same thing if they find things that people may be missing. In the meantime, I will continue to scan the bushes on the side of the road for a big old bag of cash waiting to come home with me!