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Agent Steel wrote:I know. I'm asking about legality, not ethics.
A "huge roll of bills" is usually associated with crime, so I'd just thank your lucky stars and spend it like it's yours.
Sivad wrote:It would be shitty not to try to find who it belongs to and return it. That could be some single mother's rent or grocery money, you could really fuck up someone's life by just keeping it. If you knew it belonged to some rich asshole I'd say keep it, but if you don't know you have to at least try to find out.
BigSteve wrote:I think the right thing to do is make at least some effort to determine who the cash belongs to and, if you can determine that, you return it...QFT. Yes, that is, of course the right thing to do. I think most people do this, actually.
Agent Steel wrote:If somehow a huge roll of bills is found on the sidewalk that someone accidentally dropped, am I within my legal right to take it, as it could be considered public property where it lies? Or would that be theft?
Georgia Law Code O.C.G.A. wrote:A person commits the offense of theft of lost or mislaid property when he comes into control of property that he knows or learns to have been lost or mislaid and appropriates the property to his own use without first taking reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner.
Georgia Law Code O.C.G.A. wrote:(a) A person commits the offense of theft by receiving stolen property when he receives, disposes of, or retains stolen property which he knows or should know was stolen unless the property is received, disposed of, or retained with intent to restore it to the owner. "Receiving" means acquiring possession or control or lending on the security of the property.
(b) In any prosecution under this Code section it shall not be necessary to show a conviction of the principal thief.
BigSteve wrote:Who lost it is immaterial. If it's right to return it in one instance, it's right to return it in all instances.
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