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Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

Steve
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Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

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You'd think that finding more than £10,000 in cash, in a bag next to a cash machine, and returning it to its rightful owners would be applauded. But for one man, all that it resulted in was a £300 fine.
Robert Adams, 54, saw the bag full of money next to a cash machine with Chase Bank's logo on the side. Instead of taking advantage, the resident of from Arlington Heights, Illinois, returned it to the bank in question.
But he made a mistake, by giving police false information about exactly where he found it.
Adams found the large sum of cash on the night of 6 June while using an ATM inside the shop Walgreens. He had planned to meet a woman for a date, but when she failed to show decided to buy a drink before heading home.
Instead of handing in the money in the area where he found it, Adams took it to a police station nearer to his home where he said he felt more comfortable speaking to local police in familiar surroundings.

Source....http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Man-fined-returning-10-000-yahoofinanceuk-3328382006.html
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kmilburn
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Re: Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

While returning the cash should be applauded,    lying to the police over where it was found was not a smart move.
Lying to the police can be construed as 'attempting to pervert the course of justice', 
e.g. By concealing where the money came from,  maybe the rightful owners won't find where it went and claim it,  and it'll come his way at a later date.
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Re: Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

Moral = KEEP THE MONEY  Cheesy
pierre_pierre
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Re: Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

but they had him on CCTV walking off with it
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Re: Man fined after returning more than £10,000 in cash

One wonders if he's original intention was to keep the momey but then had a change of heart Undecided

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