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(Bemidji Pioneer)   Man loses $1,100 dollars. Another man finds $900 dollars and mails it to the cops with a letter "I really needed the other $200"   (bemidjipioneer.com) divider line 58
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2012-10-03 08:24:29 AM
Sounds like a fair deal to me.
 
2012-10-03 08:41:48 AM
Well at least the guy is going to get his $700 back.
 
2012-10-03 09:21:51 AM
Article needs an account to view? No thanks
 
2012-10-03 09:22:34 AM

CyberMan: Article needs an account to view? No thanks


Nope;

Hastings man loses $1,100 at grocery store; person who found it returns $900 of it, apologizes for taking $200
Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, a Hastings man stopped at Wells Fargo bank to make a withdrawal. He received an envelope of cash totaling $1,100, and he was on his way. A short while later, the man somehow lost the envelope. He called the store and retraced his steps, but he couldn't track down the envelope. He simply figured his cash was gone.

Three days later, though, a friend prompted him to call the Hastings Police Department to make a report. The man told police he just figured the cash was gone, so he didn't see any reason to report the lost envelope, but his friend convinced him otherwise.
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He called police, who took the report Sept. 22. The investigator called Cub Foods, which reported they hadn't found anything like that in the parking lot.

In the mail on Wednesday, Sept. 26, though, Hastings police got a big surprise.

The department received an anonymous letter in the mail from the person who found the envelope. The person returned $900 of the $1,100 and in the letter the person wrote that they "really needed" the $200 and that they were sorry they had to take some of the money.

Hastings officers are attempting to get in touch with the man who lost the cash so that he can come and recover it.
 
2012-10-03 09:23:15 AM
So did the cops return the $500 they got back?
 
2012-10-03 09:25:27 AM
Finders fee... Im ok with this... hes lucky he got 900 back
 
2012-10-03 09:25:47 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So did the cops return the $500 they got back?


Yep, they returned all $250
 
2012-10-03 09:25:48 AM
jeez i think i know the culprit!!

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2012-10-03 09:27:18 AM

indarwinsshadow: CyberMan: Article needs an account to view? No thanks

Nope;

Hastings man loses $1,100 at grocery store; person who found it returns $900 of it, apologizes for taking $200
Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, a Hastings man stopped at Wells Fargo bank to make a withdrawal. He received an envelope of cash totaling $1,100, and he was on his way. A short while later, the man somehow lost the envelope. He called the store and retraced his steps, but he couldn't track down the envelope. He simply figured his cash was gone.

Three days later, though, a friend prompted him to call the Hastings Police Department to make a report. The man told police he just figured the cash was gone, so he didn't see any reason to report the lost envelope, but his friend convinced him otherwise.
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He called police, who took the report Sept. 22. The investigator called Cub Foods, which reported they hadn't found anything like that in the parking lot.

In the mail on Wednesday, Sept. 26, though, Hastings police got a big surprise.

The department received an anonymous letter in the mail from the person who found the envelope. The person returned $900 of the $1,100 and in the letter the person wrote that they "really needed" the $200 and that they were sorry they had to take some of the money.

Hastings officers are attempting to get in touch with the man who lost the cash so that he can come and recover it.


Thanks for that. I won't judge you for missing the ad.
 
2012-10-03 09:27:55 AM
troll site
 
2012-10-03 09:28:36 AM
Come on subby. Don't go halfway with the joke.

"Man loses $1,100 UNITED STATES DOLLARS..." etc.
 
2012-10-03 09:30:11 AM
Weird.

RockChalkH1N1: Finders fee... Im ok with this... hes lucky he got 900 back


This.

CyberMan: Article needs an account to view? No thanks


Nope. I got a popup asking for my phone# so they could send it to my mobile device. Um, f*ck you.
 
2012-10-03 09:30:14 AM
Another man finds $900???
 
2012-10-03 09:32:17 AM
Fail tag is for that stupid farking site you linked too, subby?
First it wants my phone number, then tells me I have to have an account. Die
 
2012-10-03 09:33:54 AM

AbbeySomeone: Weird.
RockChalkH1N1: Finders fee... Im ok with this... hes lucky he got 900 back

This.

CyberMan: Article needs an account to view? No thanks

Nope. I got a popup asking for my phone# so they could send it to my mobile device. Um, f*ck you.


I got that, too. And I was looking at the site from a desktop computer. Weird.
 
2012-10-03 09:36:35 AM
Good thing he didn't lose his child.
 
2012-10-03 09:37:57 AM

Cythraul: Sounds like a fair deal to me.


Agreed.
 
2012-10-03 09:38:23 AM
The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?
 
2012-10-03 09:39:13 AM
How'd this get greenlit - not the article, but the POS website, that can't decide if I'm coming in through a desktop or a mobile device and, once it figures that out, gives me a log on page.
 
2012-10-03 09:39:15 AM

abhorrent1: Fail tag is for that stupid farking site you linked too, subby?
First it wants my phone number, then tells me I have to have an account. Die


I didn't even read the first one I'm so used to them I automatically hit cancel.

But sounds like the guy is lucky to get some of his money back, but you can bet he will probably be an asshole and want the rest.
 
2012-10-03 09:40:15 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


Well so far, not even this guy!
 
2012-10-03 09:41:44 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


You sound poor.
 
2012-10-03 09:43:40 AM
Redundant headline is redundant headline is redundant.
 
2012-10-03 09:44:02 AM

machoprogrammer: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So did the cops return the $500 they got back?

Yep, they returned all $250


uh huh, his wife even said he was happy to get his $100 back
 
2012-10-03 09:45:01 AM
Meanwhile, subby forgets to give us the name and password so we can log in and find the article
 
2012-10-03 09:45:25 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


Its NODA G!!!
(its a k...)
 
2012-10-03 09:49:44 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


Maybe someone who had just stopped at Wells Fargo bank to make a withdrawal
 
2012-10-03 09:49:48 AM

jiesenPSD: theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?

Its NODA G!!!
(its a k...)


"G" stands for "Grand", which is slang for a thousand dollars.
 
2012-10-03 09:50:28 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


This guy could probably hook you up with a G. (I am sure they never show this sketch any more)

colleenmorrow.com
 
2012-10-03 09:52:11 AM

DPSturm: machoprogrammer: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So did the cops return the $500 they got back?

Yep, they returned all $250

uh huh, his wife even said he was happy to get his $100 back


Afterwards, he took his $20 and went back to the grocery store for the gallon of milk he intended to purchase in the first place.
 
2012-10-03 09:52:45 AM
Never and I mean NEVER turn in found cash to the police. You might as well give it to charity. The rightful owner will probably never see the cash.
And Never return a lost wallet to the owner. Mail it to them unless you want to be accused of taking any cash that happened to be in there. Or any cash the owner alledges to be in there.

/experience speaking
 
2012-10-03 09:52:51 AM
Am I mistaken in thinking a crime has been committed and the police should be trying to discover the identity of the person who stole $200.00 of this man's money?
 
2012-10-03 10:00:21 AM

HailRobonia: theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?

This guy could probably hook you up with a G. (I am sure they never show this sketch any more)

[colleenmorrow.com image 605x435]


Riiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2012-10-03 10:01:46 AM

ga362: Never and I mean NEVER turn in found cash to the police. You might as well give it to charity. The rightful owner will probably never see the cash.
And Never return a lost wallet to the owner. Mail it to them unless you want to be accused of taking any cash that happened to be in there. Or any cash the owner alledges to be in there.

/experience speaking


Keeping found cash is a crime; you can go to jail for it. The proper procedure is to turn it over to the police and, if it is not claimed within a specified amount of time, it is returned to the finder. If you return a found wallet to the owner , you cannot be accused of taking any cash missing, since the owner cannot prove that their was any cash in the wallet with it was lost. I've done this twice; once the owner told me I should have kept the hundred bucks in it as a reward. The other just thanked me profusely and offered me a reward.

It never pays to be a dick to other people.
 
2012-10-03 10:09:10 AM
this is why you are in a poor position in life.. if you need money and you find money don't give it back.

some people will be broke for ever
 
2012-10-03 10:19:56 AM
One time, my wallet got stolen. After they tried to use the ATM card and couldn't even get authorized $1 for gas and found no money in the wallet, they mailed it back with a fiver and a note saying they hoped I was doing better.
 
2012-10-03 10:23:32 AM
I'm glad to see the man got his $400 back.
 
2012-10-03 10:25:57 AM

Profedius: mmitted and the police should be trying to discover the identity of the person who stole $200.00 of this man's money?


Crime? It would be a hard one to prosecute, receiving back 80% of the money you lost isn't a bad deal. Besides the cops will say the cash was drug related and seize it in due course anyways. The guy will still be out in the end.
 
2012-10-03 10:28:03 AM

Linkster: theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?

You sound poor.


Hardly. Waving around a handful of twenties is not what rich people do. They send their money to exotic countries or use it to buy sweat shops.
 
2012-10-03 10:34:48 AM

Profedius: Am I mistaken in thinking a crime has been committed and the police should be trying to discover the identity of the person who stole $200.00 of this man's money?


He provided a service and simply deducted his gratuity on all amounts over $1k.

Seems to work in restaurants.
 
2012-10-03 10:36:46 AM
He fails, because while he may have really needed the $200, the kids and I really need the whole $1,100 and he didn't send it to us. D-bag.
 
2012-10-03 10:37:04 AM
At least the guy who lost it got 10 bucks back. Better than nothing.
 
2012-10-03 10:41:53 AM
JackieRabbit


ga362: Never and I mean NEVER turn in found cash to the police. You might as well give it to charity. The rightful owner will probably never see the cash.
And Never return a lost wallet to the owner. Mail it to them unless you want to be accused of taking any cash that happened to be in there. Or any cash the owner alledges to be in there.

/experience speaking

Keeping found cash is a crime; you can go to jail for it. The proper procedure is to turn it over to the police and, if it is not claimed within a specified amount of time, it is returned to the finder. If you return a found wallet to the owner , you cannot be accused of taking any cash missing, since the owner cannot prove that their was any cash in the wallet with it was lost. I've done this twice; once the owner told me I should have kept the hundred bucks in it as a reward. The other just thanked me profusely and offered me a reward.

It never pays to be a dick to other people.


Somehow I don't consider mailing a persons wallet and cash to them anonymously is being a "dick".
 
2012-10-03 10:46:51 AM

machoprogrammer: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So did the cops return the $500 they got back?

Yep, they returned all $250


what's happenin to all the moolah!!!!
 
2012-10-03 10:47:08 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


I've got more than a G in my pocket right now.
 
2012-10-03 10:50:28 AM
I'm not seeing the reason for the "Fail" tag. Most people find $1100, it's gone. This guy returned the bulk of it, and was honest in his explanation.
 
2012-10-03 11:08:27 AM

rezin8: theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?

I've got more than a G in my pocket right now.


I've got a tube of carmex, and a lighter in my pocket right now.

/amidoingitrite?
 
2012-10-03 11:18:02 AM

ga362: JackieRabbit


ga362: Never and I mean NEVER turn in found cash to the police. You might as well give it to charity. The rightful owner will probably never see the cash.
And Never return a lost wallet to the owner. Mail it to them unless you want to be accused of taking any cash that happened to be in there. Or any cash the owner alledges to be in there.

/experience speaking

Keeping found cash is a crime; you can go to jail for it. The proper procedure is to turn it over to the police and, if it is not claimed within a specified amount of time, it is returned to the finder. If you return a found wallet to the owner , you cannot be accused of taking any cash missing, since the owner cannot prove that their was any cash in the wallet with it was lost. I've done this twice; once the owner told me I should have kept the hundred bucks in it as a reward. The other just thanked me profusely and offered me a reward.

It never pays to be a dick to other people.

Somehow I don't consider mailing a persons wallet and cash to them anonymously is being a "dick".


Changing your tune now? You never said anything like this in your post. You said: "And Never return a lost wallet to the owner." Returning anonymously is not dickish; not returning it al all is.
 
2012-10-03 11:19:43 AM
What a mixed blessing. The guy could have easily kept it all and said nothing. But instead he did kind of the right thing.
If it was me, I wouldn't like the guy, but I'd try to be happy to get back the $8.50 that was returned.
 
2012-10-03 11:32:57 AM

theresnothinglft: The real question is who carries a G in their pocket?


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