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2012-04-27 10:46:00 AM
I saw this story on the news a couple of days ago. What sort of idiot just oops drops 2 grand on the floor in a wawa? They should have let her keep the money.
 
2012-04-27 10:48:45 AM
so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it
 
2012-04-27 10:49:50 AM
You still have an obligation to report found money to give the "loser" an opportunity to reclaim it. You may not think so, but you'd be wrong.
 
2012-04-27 10:51:26 AM

Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it


Watch the video.
 
2012-04-27 10:51:39 AM

Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it


Watch the vid. He was still standing there. She saw him drop the money from his back pocket as he pulled out cash to pay. She picked it up behind him, paused for a second, then dropped what she was about to purchase on the counter and walked out.

It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.
 
2012-04-27 10:51:50 AM
Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?
 
2012-04-27 10:52:15 AM

John Napkintosh: You still have an obligation to report found money to give the "loser" an opportunity to reclaim it. You may not think so, but you'd be wrong.


Accept that any asshole could say, "I lost a bunch of money"
 
2012-04-27 10:52:17 AM
"Stole" does not equal "found discarded on the ground". But to the law it does. Unless they find it. Then they keep it and use it for parties if no one claims it.
 
2012-04-27 10:52:33 AM
Woman Who Stole Dropped Money Arrested Cops

Was it a citizen's arrest?
I didn't know we could do that.
Welp, I'm off to arrest me some donut-bellied thugs.
 
2012-04-27 10:52:51 AM

KiplingKat872: Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it

Watch the vid. He was still standing there. She saw him drop the money from his back pocket as he pulled out cash to pay. She picked it up behind him, paused for a second, then dropped what she was about to purchase on the counter and walked out.

It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.


Sucks for her :/
 
2012-04-27 10:56:18 AM
Paparo's friend told NBC10 Paparo is facing tough financial times and just made a mistake.

That's pretty much what every thief says isn't it?
 
2012-04-27 10:58:04 AM

Mr.Hawk: Paparo's friend told NBC10 Paparo is facing tough financial times and just made a mistake.

That's pretty much what every thief says isn't it?


True, but considering what she spent the money on in this case I would believe her. Especially since she has no prior criminal record. Yes, she deserves to be punished, but she was just desperate and made a mistake. I would not throw the book at her.
 
2012-04-27 10:58:07 AM
It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.

and if a woman dropped the money and it was a man who stole it used it to feed and pay rent would you be white knighting.
 
2012-04-27 10:59:25 AM

badgerb: It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.

and if a woman dropped the money and it was a man who stole it used it to feed and pay rent would you be white knighting.


Yeah, actually I would. Poverty doesn't discriminate.
 
2012-04-27 10:59:51 AM

badgerb: It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.

and if a woman dropped the money and it was a man who stole it used it to feed and pay rent would you be white knighting.


If he used it to feed his three kids, yes.
 
2012-04-27 11:02:49 AM

Skyfrog: Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?


Old people.
 
2012-04-27 11:03:56 AM

Skyfrog: Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?


I used to carry around more than that if I needed to transfer money between different banks on the same day. No charges for cash deposits.

Maybe he was buying a car in a private sale.

Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?


By taking and keeping money that was someone else's. Not hers. Can't have.

You have to use weapons-grade douchebag logic to rationalise this she's just discovered buried treasure or something. Me, I was always taught that if you find cash, take it to the coppers, leave your contact details, get a receipt, and check back 6 weeks later. You know, like a decent person.
 
2012-04-27 11:04:10 AM
I dont see how this is theft. She just found it on the floor. Unless she saw the guy drop it, then moved in.
And why would you carry that much loose cash in your pocket? What a dumbass.
 
2012-04-27 11:06:10 AM
The comments on the article make me sad.

HoboCop: I saw this story on the news a couple of days ago. What sort of idiot just oops drops 2 grand on the floor in a wawa? They should have let her keep the money.


As has already been said- WATCH THE VID - then provide your comment.

Blatant theft is blatant.
 
2012-04-27 11:06:36 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Unless she saw the guy drop it, then moved in.


That's exactly what she did. RTFA
 
2012-04-27 11:07:57 AM

Skyfrog: Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?


contractors and mafiosos but I'm being redundant.
 
2012-04-27 11:09:24 AM
She knew who the rightful owner of that cash was and should have returned it. Bad karma got her. If she didn't see him drop it, and just found it I could give her a pass. Probably not literally stealing, but being dishonest, would be my call.
 
2012-04-27 11:10:26 AM

Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it


So, if I see a car sitting there, even though I know it is not mine, it is cool if I just hook it up to my truck and haul it off.

Yes, taking property that is not yours is stealing. How is this a difficult concept?
 
2012-04-27 11:12:27 AM
OH..my bad...she was right behind him. facepalm. Classy lady is classless.
 
2012-04-27 11:12:47 AM

SmellsLikePoo: The comments on the article make me sad.

HoboCop: I saw this story on the news a couple of days ago. What sort of idiot just oops drops 2 grand on the floor in a wawa? They should have let her keep the money.

As has already been said- WATCH THE VID - then provide your comment.

Blatant theft is blatant.


Yeah I saw the video.. I agree it was theft. I was merely saying that the guy that dropped the money is a special kind of idiot.
 
2012-04-27 11:15:19 AM

Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it


Unattended property doesn't magically revert to a status of "unowned".
 
2012-04-27 11:15:47 AM

big pig peaches: Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it

Watch the video.


KiplingKat872: Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it

Watch the vid. He was still standing there. She saw him drop the money from his back pocket as he pulled out cash to pay. She picked it up behind him, paused for a second, then dropped what she was about to purchase on the counter and walked out.

It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.


oh ok. thx vids are blocked at work.

MycroftHolmes: Freakin Rican: so he drops the money, walks out. she finds the money and looks around and keeps it. how did she steal the money exactly?

i mean if i "saw" the person drop it i would tell them. even if she saw him drop it, is it her duty to tell him?
then at that point she keeps it, its stealing?

someone splain......
my brain is not seeing it

So, if I see a car sitting there, even though I know it is not mine, it is cool if I just hook it up to my truck and haul it off.

Yes, taking property that is not yours is stealing. How is this a difficult concept?


watch out we have a bad ass over here...

its kinda obvious with cars or things of that matter but.....oh forget it.
 
2012-04-27 11:16:04 AM

Skyfrog: Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?


People who are don't have a bank account and who are about to pay their month's bills, perhaps.
 
2012-04-27 11:16:26 AM
Since when is finding something lying on the ground considered stealing? If this lady didn't pick it up, the next person along would have.

So, if I see a car sitting there, even though I know it is not mine, it is cool if I just hook it up to my truck and haul it off.

Stupid example. Cars have registrations that can easily be traced to an owner. Cash is basically untraceable unless the person happened to write down the serial numbers. This is no different than people who walk along a beach with a metal detector and find jewelry, coins etc. There's no requirement to turn stuff like that in.
 
2012-04-27 11:16:52 AM
She stole the money because she knew it belonged to someone else, i.e. the person in front of her whom she saw drop the envelope. WHen the news broke they made an effort to state she is employed, as if thatmakes a difference legally or morally.

Philadelphia is rumored to be a top US city when awarding lawsuit payouts. Recently I was in a jury focus group and can vouch for this.


When did this entitlement mindset take such root? It's up there with taking videos instead of helping someone.
 
2012-04-27 11:16:55 AM

Skyfrog: Who carries $2300 around in their pocket?


Yeah. The small amounts just go in the sock. Save your pocket space for the real money. He sounds poor. Not as poor as her, but still...
 
2012-04-27 11:18:00 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: I dont see how this is theft. She just found it on the floor. Unless she saw the guy drop it, then moved in.
And why would you carry that much loose cash in your pocket? What a dumbass.


When you take something that is owned by another person, it's theft. That's kind of the basic definition of the word.

If she found car keys on the ground, would you assume she got to keep the car? What about a laptop?
 
2012-04-27 11:19:45 AM

Freakin Rican:
its kinda obvious with cars or things of that matter but.....oh forget it.


It's kind of obvious with anything. If someone else owns it, you don't get to take it. Why do people have so much trouble with this?
 
2012-04-27 11:20:27 AM

ReapTheChaos: Since when is finding something lying on the ground considered stealing?


Since always.
 
2012-04-27 11:20:44 AM
Contrast this to the old, homeless woman on that "what would you do?" show who found a wad of $500 with a bank receipt attached. She went to the bank and turned it in. When that Quinones guy interviewed her, he found out she had 6 bucks to her name. And only the homeless shelter to lay her head.
/Poverty and honesty are not diometrically opposed
 
2012-04-27 11:22:52 AM

ReapTheChaos: Since when is finding something lying on the ground considered stealing? If this lady didn't pick it up, the next person along would have.

So, if I see a car sitting there, even though I know it is not mine, it is cool if I just hook it up to my truck and haul it off.

Stupid example. Cars have registrations that can easily be traced to an owner. Cash is basically untraceable unless the person happened to write down the serial numbers. This is no different than people who walk along a beach with a metal detector and find jewelry, coins etc. There's no requirement to turn stuff like that in.


Ahhh, so property ownership only applies when you can prove ownership. Got it.

Let me ask you this, if you find a large sum of money, you may not know who the owner is, but would it be fair to say that you have a reasonable belief that 1) it does belong to someone, and 2) that someone is not you?

If the answer is yes, you are basically saying that it is not theft if you can't get caught. You, the finder, know that you are stealing, you are just confident that no one can prove it.
 
2012-04-27 11:23:12 AM
There are so many instances of corporations stealing money who basically walk away with no more than a slap on the wrist if investigated / caught.

Better make sure we beat this woman down so no other citizen even thinks about falling out of line again.
 
2012-04-27 11:24:39 AM
Wa wa?
the fark's a Wa wa?
 
2012-04-27 11:26:46 AM

John Napkintosh: You still have an obligation to report found money to give the "loser" an opportunity to reclaim it. You may not think so, but you'd be wrong.


This wasn't exactly "found money," though--she knew where it came from and who it belonged to. I don't know what legislation might say about that, but the Law of Common Decency stipulates that you have to alert the person that he dropped his cash. If you fail to do that, you are guilty of schmuckitude in the first degree. Needing the money to pay the rent or buy junk for you kids does not mitigate your obligation to inform the individual of his mishap.

In the case of found money, I question whether the law requires the finder to report it. There has to be a threshold. No one is going to report a found penny to The Authorities. A couple kilobucks, yeah, if such a law exists, that's certainly enough to be on the shall-report side of it.

CSB, the family was heading out of town for a road-trip vacation, so we stopped at a gas station a few miles down the road to grab some snacks and fill the gas tank. Kids noticed some money in the unattended ATM. Over the years, the amount of money has fluctuated--one kid swears it was $300, but that's a lot of twenties. I'm thinking it was probably only $100. Ol' Mr. Breaker, he sees this as a teachable moment. Tells the kids that someone pulled that money out of his bank account, and is going to feel really bad when he gets home and realizes that he's $100 poorer because he forgot to grab the cash out of the mool after he put his card back in his wallet and put that in his pocket. So we should give this cash to the guy at the cash register, so when the person who owns it comes back, they'll be able to give it to them. They agreed, and we did so. I even gave them one of my business cards to clip to the money, in case the owner never returned for it, they could send it to us.

As I handed everything to the clerk, I realized that by the time we were back in the car, the business card would be in the trash and the cash in the clerk's pocket.
 
2012-04-27 11:27:03 AM
P3
Poor people's problems.
 
2012-04-27 11:29:04 AM

vudukungfu: Wa wa?
the fark's a Wa wa?


www.nndb.com
 
2012-04-27 11:29:46 AM
I'm guessing this isn't the future she had planned for herself when she first clapped eyes on that money.
 
2012-04-27 11:48:46 AM

WindBreaker: John Napkintosh: You still have an obligation to report found money to give the "loser" an opportunity to reclaim it. You may not think so, but you'd be wrong.

This wasn't exactly "found money," though--she knew where it came from and who it belonged to. I don't know what legislation might say about that, but the Law of Common Decency stipulates that you have to alert the person that he dropped his cash. If you fail to do that, you are guilty of schmuckitude in the first degree. Needing the money to pay the rent or buy junk for you kids does not mitigate your obligation to inform the individual of his mishap.

In the case of found money, I question whether the law requires the finder to report it. There has to be a threshold. No one is going to report a found penny to The Authorities. A couple kilobucks, yeah, if such a law exists, that's certainly enough to be on the shall-report side of it.

CSB, the family was heading out of town for a road-trip vacation, so we stopped at a gas station a few miles down the road to grab some snacks and fill the gas tank. Kids noticed some money in the unattended ATM. Over the years, the amount of money has fluctuated--one kid swears it was $300, but that's a lot of twenties. I'm thinking it was probably only $100. Ol' Mr. Breaker, he sees this as a teachable moment. Tells the kids that someone pulled that money out of his bank account, and is going to feel really bad when he gets home and realizes that he's $100 poorer because he forgot to grab the cash out of the mool after he put his card back in his wallet and put that in his pocket. So we should give this cash to the guy at the cash register, so when the person who owns it comes back, they'll be able to give it to them. They agreed, and we did so. I even gave them one of my business cards to clip to the money, in case the owner never returned for it, they could send it to us.

As I handed everything to the clerk, I realized that by the time we were back in the c ...


I did the same thing with a $20 I found in the ATM at the Costco last week.

Hopefully it went into the safe, because they do get calls about the ATM not depositing the correct change. Likely, they'll never come back for it, but it was the right thing to do.

And all those people that are commenting without watching the video....

The money fell out of the guys pocket. She was directly behind him, picked it up, and left the store. All the while he was about 18 inches in front of her. The thing to do is tap the guy on the shoulder, say "Sir, I believe you dropped this" and go about your day.

It's a bit different than walking down an alley and finding two grand just lying there. Yeah, you should turn it into the police, etc. In that scenario though, you really don't know to whom it belongs.
 
2012-04-27 11:52:55 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: I dont see how this is theft.


The money didn't belong to her
She knew the money didn't belong to her
She took it anyway, thus depriving the rightful owner of it

That's theft
 
2012-04-27 12:09:27 PM

vudukungfu: Wa wa?
the fark's a Wa wa?


A fantastic institution in the south eastern portion of PA, DE and MD.

Puts 7/11 to shame.

Some will argue that Sheetz is better, but those are also Pittsburg fans, so they are clearly lacking a few tools in the shed.
 
2012-04-27 12:46:05 PM
larceny -

the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another from his or her possession with intent to convert them to the taker's own use

possession can be found through 'constructive possession'

constructive possession -

having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it
 
2012-04-27 12:51:22 PM

KiplingKat872: badgerb: It sucks because it sounds like she really needed it (spent money on her kids and paid the rent), but it is clearly theft.

and if a woman dropped the money and it was a man who stole it used it to feed and pay rent would you be white knighting.

Yeah, actually I would. Poverty doesn't discriminate.


Poor people are allowed not to have morals or ethics? What that chick did leads to 'poor people have no morals or ethics'......... she was in the wrong, it was theft. She needed to let him know he dropped it. More good would have come to her and her family through karma and good will because she had done the right thing, than her stealing from someone else.
 
2012-04-27 12:54:09 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Bit'O'Gristle: I dont see how this is theft.

The money didn't belong to her
She knew the money didn't belong to her
She took it anyway, thus depriving the rightful owner of it

That's theft


Why is it even a question? It's fked up you have to explain it. Now people can ask for leniency because of her situation, but theft is theft, and she's a thief.
 
2012-04-27 01:09:54 PM
One time i place my wallet on top of my car while I secured my children in their seatbelts. I drove of and my wallet went flying. All the money for that months bils was inside it. A few hours later a man and his little boy came to my door to return my wallwr and all my money. What a great lesson for that mans child and my sons.

A month later my home caught on fire. One of the firemen was the man who had returned my wallet. My son recognised him and asked if he was our angel. So cute!
 
2012-04-27 01:19:43 PM

Freakin Rican: its kinda obvious with cars or things of that matter but.....oh forget it.


Three grand doesn't matter?
 
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