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(Wish TV)   Highway workers find $200k in abandoned tire...Indiana State Police confirms $100k found in abandoned tire   ( wishtv.com) divider line
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2009-01-24 10:38:21 AM  
Funny headline - provided you like your humour recycled ... what? 3 days ago? Maybe.
 
2009-01-24 10:41:18 AM  
Recycled tires, recycled jokes. Neither works as well as the original.
 
2009-01-24 10:41:33 AM  
Link (new window)

Or you could say trifecta in play
 
2009-01-24 10:41:58 AM  
An FBI agent recorded a Tuesday phone conversation and a Wednesday meeting between the man and Scholl in which they discussed how Scholl's wife would be killed at her home near Fort Wayne. Court documents said Scholl agreed to pay $200,000 for each killing and gave the man $200 to pay for a hotel room, a handgun silencer and a bottle of Vicodin pills.

Never trust a hitman who asks for Vicodin in payment.
 
2009-01-24 10:42:32 AM  
Why can't I ever find a large quantity of money on the side of the road?
 
2009-01-24 10:42:39 AM  
Err... next thread up. Whoops
 
2009-01-24 10:45:39 AM  
Why can't I ever find a large quantity of money on the side of the road
I've found other "interesting" things by the road. Not telling what, but it wasn't money.

//Sometimes money will get you through times of...
 
2009-01-24 10:46:45 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???


Ditto. Never understood this. I find money I keep it. Mine, not yours.
 
2009-01-24 10:49:26 AM  
I'm gonna have to start pulling over and checking things out on the side of the road instead of freaking out and deciding I don't want to find a body part...
 
2009-01-24 10:53:42 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???

Ditto. Never understood this. I find money I keep it. Mine, not yours.


Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills, IRS could nail you for living more than income reported, Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.

The best way you could use it is as a tiny tiny slush fund for your forays into resturaunts and movie tickets.

Either that or convert it into jewelry and resell that.

(I wonder if the mafia does that to launder their cash?)
 
2009-01-24 11:00:34 AM  
lizardcowgal I'm gonna have to start pulling over and checking things out on the side of the road instead of freaking out and deciding I don't want to find a body part...

I can see it now

"Please be a million dollars! Please be a million dollars!"

...

"Damn! Another dead hooker's foot!"
 
2009-01-24 11:00:35 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???

Ditto. Never understood this. I find money I keep it. Mine, not yours.


I refer you to "The Gang Gets Whacked" from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When you find great things in items on the side of the road odds are someone's gonna come looking for it. I'd rather not get killed over a couple of Gs and let the cops worry about it. Who knows, maybe you can get a reward if they link the money to some wanted person.
 
2009-01-24 11:03:06 AM  
Next week's headline:

Highway workers find body of suspected drug dealer in vehicle. Deceased had multiple taser barbs lodged into chest and numerous 9mm bullet holes. Cops baffled that front left tire was missing.

Investigators say although the vehicle containing the body was found 10 yards from where $200,000.00 $7,322.87 was found in an abandoned tire last week, there is no apparent connection.
 
2009-01-24 11:04:33 AM  

CrispFlows: Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills, IRS could nail you for living more than income reported, Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.

The best way you could use it is as a tiny tiny slush fund for your forays into restaurants and movie tickets.


An individual laundering $200K would be easy enough if done right. The biggest problem is a person keeping their big mouth shut.
 
2009-01-24 11:04:54 AM  
Exactly, I don't want the type of person who is looking for over 100G on the road looking for me. Possession in 9/10ths of the law. A 9MM in the face is the other 1/10th.

In the great scheme of things, it's probably best to just ignore it.
 
2009-01-24 11:05:23 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???



There are still some people lied to taught as a child that anything not stolen by an officer left unclaimed after 30 days becomes yours free-and-clear.

That sometimes... sometimes... works with bikes. Cash goes away. Because it's always drug money.
 
2009-01-24 11:10:00 AM  
That bag o cash needed a one way trip to the Cayman Islands.
 
2009-01-24 11:10:34 AM  

Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills,


I would worry about crossing that bridge when I came to it. Besides, don't I have a fairly legitimate excuse?: 'We found the money'

IRS could nail you for living more than income reported,

The IRS doesn't 'nail' people for the way they live and if three guys find 100K, each gets about 33K. We're not talking about enough to retire on here.

Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.

So deposit a few K every month for 10 months. Hell, pay taxes on it if you're so uptight!

The best way you could use it is as a tiny tiny slush fund for your forays into resturaunts and movie tickets.

It's not that tiny. And if I were a construction worker, perhaps working seasonally, in this economy, I could think of a some better things to do with it than turning it over to the government/police.

Either that or convert it into jewelry and resell that. (I wonder if the mafia does that to launder their cash?)

Uhh...whatever.
 
2009-01-24 11:10:59 AM  
unavailable for woodchipp...erm, comment:

i59.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-24 11:11:24 AM  
linc654
Funny headline - provided you like your humor recycled ... what? 3 days ago? Maybe.

Like most of the headline formats. Pro Tip, Not news News, to name a few.
 
2009-01-24 11:12:21 AM  
www.hbo.com


www.hbo.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2009-01-24 11:14:09 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???


Because if you find it, turn it over to the cops, the cops keep it for a certain amount of time (90 days or something like that). If it goes unclaimed then it's yours.

Otherwise you're possibly in possession of stolen property.
 
2009-01-24 11:16:02 AM  
Because if you find it, turn it over to the cops, the cops keep it for a certain amount of time (90 days or something like that). If it goes unclaimed then it's yours.

Otherwise you're possibly in possession of stolen property.


WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!

[See above, son. We covered this in class.]
 
2009-01-24 11:17:55 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: Take me to Indiana.


That is one scary dude.
 
2009-01-24 11:20:49 AM  

CrispFlows: Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills, IRS could nail you for living more than income reported, Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.


Or you could just not be the idiot who blows $30,000 at the bar that evening, buying everyone you think might get drunk enough to suck your dick alcohol, while bragging about "all this money you just found" like every other story about people who are found to have taken a lot of money off the side of the street.

There was nothing in that photo larger than a $50. It's all easy to spend, and nothing in suspiciously-high denominations. They aren't going to be checking serial numbers of every $20 bill to pass through a Wal-Mart a year later. Just don't be stupid with it and you can use that as cushy supplemental income and remain completely off-radar.

Which is the problem. Most folks get a windfall of cash they get stupid. Lottery winnings, stimulus checks, whatever. You give the average Joe $10,000 and they're going to be drunk, bragging about their awesome new plasma teevee. $200k they'll self-destruct.
 
2009-01-24 11:25:39 AM  
I have never understood how hard it would be to sit on a large sum of money and NOT get busted for it.

Dont go buy that new Bentley when you were driving a Jetta the week before.

Dont go buy that 100" LCD and full Audiophile grade sound system when you had a 19" CRT the week before.

Dont go on spending sprees for friends and family...

Sit back and at MOST slowly deposit an extra 1k or something in your bank acct. Use the cash for day to day expenses and buy stuff that isnt a blatant 10 step up from what you had.

Me, I would have a fixed car (new clutch, fixed head gasket), a new bed and start paying extra on bills.

Beyond that? Maybe a new computer but I cant really think of anything I NEED/WANT short of the ability to sit back and not wonder about which bill to pay first.
 
2009-01-24 11:25:57 AM  
I hope they find out whoever lost that $50,000.
 
2009-01-24 11:31:57 AM  

Lamune_Baba: at $200k they'll self-destruct.


There's your cause of poverty.

Financial illiteracy.
 
2009-01-24 11:33:35 AM  

CrispFlows: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???

Ditto. Never understood this. I find money I keep it. Mine, not yours.

Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills, IRS could nail you for living more than income reported, Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.

The best way you could use it is as a tiny tiny slush fund for your forays into resturaunts and movie tickets.

Either that or convert it into jewelry and resell that.

(I wonder if the mafia does that to launder their cash?)


All you have to do is report it as income and pay taxes on it. Problem solved.
 
2009-01-24 11:34:46 AM  

CrispFlows: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh_Enough_Already: What kind of dumbass do you have to be to turn the money over to the cops???

Ditto. Never understood this. I find money I keep it. Mine, not yours.

Let's see - they could be marked as stolen bills, IRS could nail you for living more than income reported, Any banks reports deposits past 10,000.

The best way you could use it is as a tiny tiny slush fund for your forays into resturaunts and movie tickets.

Either that or convert it into jewelry and resell that.

(I wonder if the mafia does that to launder their cash?)



Banks don't have to report 5k cash deposits to the man so no one would have to know where you got the cash. Then, If you felt the need, you could always report it as income to the IRS and pay your taxes.
 
2009-01-24 11:35:05 AM  
Why even deposit it in the bank if you're worried about getting caught? Keep it in the house and use it for several years to buy your groceries and gas and entertainment.
 
2009-01-24 11:43:25 AM  

JM_Berlin: Because if you find it, turn it over to the cops, the cops keep it for a certain amount of time (90 days or something like that). If it goes unclaimed then it's yours.

Otherwise you're possibly in possession of stolen property.

WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!

[See above, son. We covered this in class.]


Just some random links found through Google:

Oswego Police Department Found Property Policy (new window)

Menlo Park Police Department (new window) (scroll down for a citation of California Civil Code

Virginia Beach Police Department (new window) (scroll down to Found Property)
 
2009-01-24 11:44:56 AM  

SurfaceTension: Because if you find it, turn it over to the cops, the cops keep it for a certain amount of time (90 days or something like that). If it goes unclaimed then it's yours.

Otherwise you're possibly in possession of stolen property.


Buahahahahah!!! hahahahaaa that's funny.

Do this; Google "found money" and find all the articles of someone turning it in.

Then Google "returned money" and find all the people that got their money back from the cops. (Hint; it'll be darn near close to zero.)

There may be an excuse or two from the cops "found drug residue on it" "linked to gangs" sometimes, but the cops always keep it.

Sure, if you like cops that much, by all means give them the money. But it has zero chance of getting back to the rightful owner even IF they can get a claim on it... chances are they'll spend the same in court trying to get the pigs to give it back.

So, recap the choices are:

1) keep it and have someone maybe not corrupt get good use out of it.
2) give it to corrupt cops.
3) give it to corrupt lawyers who try to get it from the cops.

It's an obvious choice. Some little old granny missing that much will make the news, you can give it to her directly then. Just tell the news "I don't trust cops" and everybody will nod in agreement.
 
2009-01-24 11:45:33 AM  
I would've kept it, and deposited it slowly into my acct and spend some at the same time. The police can get their funding elsewhere.
 
2009-01-24 11:47:53 AM  
Let me try and figure this one out.....well, no that can't be it,........or..............no...........Ohh I get it now, all police depts are full of thieves.
 
2009-01-24 11:47:54 AM  
To SurfaceTension

Yeah but that's the point, man. They will just say it's drug $, and then you don't get to keep it.

Find me one case of people recovering 100K and the police saying that they "believe it may be drug money" and the cash wound up being turned over to a private citizen.
 
2009-01-24 11:53:17 AM  
Why even deposit it in the bank if you're worried about getting caught? Keep it in the house and use it for several years to buy your groceries and gas and entertainment.

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By the time each "highway worker" is done paying for gas at the end of the year, his cut of the $ is going to be half gone anyway, right?
 
2009-01-24 11:57:40 AM  
www.global-air.com

(new window)
 
2009-01-24 12:00:23 PM  

JM_Berlin: To SurfaceTension

Yeah but that's the point, man. They will just say it's drug $, and then you don't get to keep it.

Find me one case of people recovering 100K and the police saying that they "believe it may be drug money" and the cash wound up being turned over to a private citizen.


In all fairness, why else would you be driving around with 200k in a tire? It's probably not someone's grocery money
 
2009-01-24 12:06:06 PM  
WTF is poop socking?


i205.photobucket.com


/I hope it isn't what I think it is...
 
2009-01-24 12:07:18 PM  
Arg... Lets try to get the right thread next time...
 
2009-01-24 12:07:35 PM  
I came into this thread for "The Wire" Herc-Carver reference. mruttan did not disappoint me.
 
2009-01-24 12:11:31 PM  

City_Rider: WTF is poop socking?

/I hope it isn't what I think it is...



I had to look under Urban Dictionary for the definition, and yes it is.
 
2009-01-24 12:11:34 PM  

jafiwam: But it has zero chance of getting back to the rightful owner even IF they can get a claim on it.


Zero chance, huh? Man turns in $140k (new window)

Now what if all of you in the "keep it" camp lost something extremely valuable? Does it make you comfortable knowing there are people out there like you?
 
2009-01-24 12:14:12 PM  
I lost my spare tire from under my truck. Has anyone seen a tire along the interstate?
 
2009-01-24 12:19:05 PM  
Also, to counter some of the "keep it" arguments think about this, would you want a news story published in the event that the money was returned to you? think about the pandora's box you'd be opening. relatives would be asking for handouts, nonstop charity solicitations, AND someone would probably break into your house. I'd try pretty hard to keep that out of the news.
 
2009-01-24 12:19:26 PM  
One: Money has no identifying characteristics that tie its use to the user, hence, you can spend money like a madman (I wish I could), and not be caught. The reason the IRS would detect you is if you bragged or showed off stuff.

Two: I'm not sure if you find the 100k, and then the FBI ties it to the murder plot, that the person on the side of the road can "claim" the money. Isn't the fact that the money was used in a crime a proof of possession. On the other hand, if the money is lost to the finder, does that screw up the FBI case against the premeditated murderer?

Three: If the workers are on the state's time at the time of the find, is the money now actually the possession of the state, the worker(s), the FBI, the inestimable Dr. Scholl, or the local enforcement bureau that has the evidence in lockup?

Four: If the workers had kept the money, without mentioning it, which events would have taken place:

1.workers busted for stealing money from state while on job.
2.Hitman himself hit by Dr. Scholl, after his 100k "disappears" with no explination?
3.Unravelling of the FBI case, with Mrs. Scholl still in danger?
4.A slow down in road construction since everyone is in jail either for stealing money or paying it to murderers?
5.All of the above?
 
2009-01-24 12:19:28 PM  

Sean_L: jafiwam: But it has zero chance of getting back to the rightful owner even IF they can get a claim on it.

Zero chance, huh? Man turns in $140k (new window)

Now what if all of you in the "keep it" camp lost something extremely valuable? Does it make you comfortable knowing there are people out there like you?


Exactly. Some of us were raised to believe that you don't keep things that aren't yours. Suckers, I know.
 
2009-01-24 12:20:30 PM  

Sean_L: Now what if all of you in the "keep it" camp lost something extremely valuable? Does it make you comfortable knowing there are people out there like you?


Yup.

I am not stupid enough to run around with 140k (let alone 14k) in cash. And if I did, it would have some security associated with it. So I don't have to worry about me, because me isn't stupid.

As other posters said, most of the time the money is probably drug money in the first place, do the drug dealers deserve it?

And, that's one instance where it was clear it wasn't drug money, and the guy probably won't get 140k back out of his business. Go find the 100 or so MORE times per year where someone turns something in to the cops and nothing is heard of it again aside from "entered $100 into evidence locker for safe keeping" wink wink

Turning money in to the cops is equivalent of making a donation to their equipment slush fund. Bottom line.
 
2009-01-24 12:21:17 PM  
I wouldn't keep a single bill of that money, for two reasons: one, what if it's marked? Imagine it's linked to some undercover cop who died in a sting gone bad? You could spend hundreds of hours being questioned and in court.

Two, the aforementioned scumbag comin after ya for their money scenario. I got family. Fark that noise.

Then again, I have a decent job, so it would be easy to turn down 'free' money.
 
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