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A lot of people have said take it to the police station but I wouldn't because I would NEVER think to look there. Ever! Would you ladies?
Well, let me yell you what I did. I found a wallet in a parking lot when I was like 13 ish or so. I have no idea why I never remembered until now, but anyways. I looked inside because I was curious. There was a lot of money in there. Like a wad of $100's. This person clearly just got paid. My family could have used that growing up but I knew it was wrong. I called my Dad to come get me and he did. I showed him the wallet and he asked what I was going to do with it. I told him I wanted to take it "home" to the man. So we drove to his house. No answer. We drove around and came back again, no answer. I wrote a note to him telling him where I found it and my name and phone number and I hid it on his porch. He obviously found it because he called me that night. He told me thank you so much and so on. He wanted to talk to my Dad. He told him that not even a dollar was missing and he wanted to reward me. He came over that night with $100 worth of movie gift cards. I WAS SO HAPPY! He gave me a speech and gave me a hug and told my Dad what a good girl I was. That night I took my Dad to see a movie. I am 28 years old, and I have never forgotten that. I just wanted to share that with you ladies.
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When you know better, you do better. And when you do better, you know HINTA.
I would never think to check the police either. Not to mention, who is to say that the police wouldn't just keep it. They aren't going to go tracking down someone who lost money without any way of identifying the person.
If it had ID, I would try to locate the owner. If it was just a lost wallet, I would post a few signs around where I found it for them to contact me, they would have to identify what was in there. If no one claimed it, I would keep it. But I would do everything I can to return it to the rightful owner first, I would never keep money that I saw fall out of someones pocket or anything like that either.