$100 dollars in a wallet......

United States
February 17, 2010 4:54pm CST
If you where out and about one day and you looked over into some bushes and see a wallet, you pick it up and notice that there is a $100 dollar bill inside. What would you do with it? Would you find out who it belongs to and try to get in touch with them to give it back? Call the police to hand it over to them to take care of? Would you take the money because you could really use it, and throw the wallet back to the bushes? What would you do?
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@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
Me and my friends have tried that and the wallet had lots of credit cards and cash in it. We really made and effort to look for the owner, we called business cards and numbers on the card just to look for information. Good thing we were able to find the owner, he was very thankful and said that the wallet is very important to them. We really felt good about being able to help. You definitely know my answer. Yes, I would surely look for the owner of the wallet. I won't give it to the police. I wan't to make sure that the money was returned safe and sound. Maybe they really were looking for it because they have an emergency at home.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
17 Feb 10
I have had this happen to me once. And what I did was search through the wallet found the person's ID. We live in a small town so I looked the person up in the phone book. Called the number got his mother and told her I had found this wallet. She told me that was her son, and he was a truck driver and wasn't home at the moment. She didn't drive, I had to go to work. I was working evenings. So I told her that I would leave it at the local Police department for him. The policeman that took the wallet took my name and number, gave it to the owner. He called me a few days later and thanked me. He really appreciated it because it had his CDL license in it and he was about to take a trip.
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• Mexico
18 Feb 10
I will look up for an ID and contact the person. But the truth, I will be hoping the person would reward my honesty, at least that's what I do when someone behaves that way. Last year, my husband, well in that time he was my boyfriend, he was with two friends and they found a wallet with more than two hundred dollars and they where very hungry so they started deciding where to go and eat. But they chose to return it, so they found a ticket for cell credit that had the cell phone number of a woman. They called her and she was a student and just retired that amount that their parents sent her to pay school, to eat for a month and to pay rent. So they where glad that they returned it. Also it turned out she needed help in a situation they could help and they did. At the end it was better that they gave back the wallet. Have a nice day, Libna.
• United States
19 Feb 10
This has happened to me where I have lost my purse. I searched everywhere that I had went that day and it was no where. I finally had a call from a man saying that he found my purse early that morning in a parking lot. I thought it must have fallen out when I was loading the food into my car and I didn't notice. Well he was calling me really later in the day so I was worried that maybe he had spent some of my money. I had over 500 dollars in there that day. So we agreed to meet in the parking lot that he found it in. I was overjoyed that all my money was there cause I needed it for a surgery that I was going to have the next week. I was shocked that I still had the exact amount in there when he gave me purse back. He could have run off with all that money and I would never been able to get it back. I handed the man a hundred dollar bill, I could always get more money for what I was going to have done. When people are honest and give back something important I think that person should get a reward or at least a gift card, something for being an honest person and doing the right thing. That way hopefully when that person finds something again that is important to someone they will do the some thing because it is the right thing to do and that maybe they will receive something in return. I would do that anyway, because I would want someone to thank me like that too.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
4 Mar 10
Good Question. If there were a way to contact the owner of the wallet, that is exactly what I would pursue. If I were unable to contact the rightful owner, handing over to the police would be my second option. If the wallet contained only one hundred dollars, nothing else and was found under a bush, likely I would take the hundred bucks and the wallet. I would watch the lost and found in the local newspaper before claiming the find as my own. Sometimes someone looses something because those who find it need it more. I have heard that being said to me when I have lost something. Somehow, it rings true.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
if it is a wallet, chances are that there is some sort of identification in it and to that end, i would look through it. if there was no identification in it, i would take it to my local police department.
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
18 Feb 10
If i got the number of wallet owner then i will call him and ask him to to take it from me. Otherwise i will donate the money any place. It could be any orphan. But if i need that money hardly then i will use it and i will think this is a gift from my Allah. Though i never met such a situation yet.
@mrrome (74)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
Well if I found something like that I will search if there's an ID, If theres none I can say "it's finders keepers!" but if there is, I will gladly bring the wallet back... without the Cash. I always think that what matter most in it is the ID's or document.
@MrKennedy (1994)
18 Feb 10
If I really, REALLY needed cash, I would take the $100 bill and hand over the rest of the wallet anonymously to the police. Of course, I would handle the wallet whilst my hands were covered so the wallet wouldn't be traced back to me If I didn't need the money, I would leave it and hand it in to the police, without having to worry about being tracked down or anything
• India
18 Feb 10
It has happened with me in past.While passing through a grass ground at 9.pm I found a wallet containing some hundred ruppes with an electricity bill in that.The bill had been containing the address.Next day I reached at the address and delivered the wallet to the concerned lady who recognised her wallet and was really very happy because besides money the wallet had been containing a credit card and some useful papers also.She thanked me and I felt a lot of satisfaction from my inner corner of the heart. So if I again get a wallet I would like to deliver it to the owner.JPNarayan
@esjosh (915)
• India
18 Feb 10
Hey to know what I will do, first if think I would have it. I will make those 100$ double, and then keep the 100$ at some sage place, to give back if the owner of that 100$ is discovered.
@kyvin147 (78)
18 Feb 10
For me I will Try to find some identification I.D inside the wallet and try to contact the owner and if i didn't see any information I.D in the wallet... I will just give the money to the church and donate it.... I also experience that situation I found a wallet and i notice that there is a P10,000.00 pesos and i found an i.d and i immediately contact the owner and return his money.....
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
If I'd found it in the situation I am at right now I'll return it to whom it belongs. I don't know what that person's situation is. Maybe he needs it more than I need it. A $100.00 is already worth one week's grocery for an average family. Who knows if that person was actually saving the money to buy his/ her medicine or one of the family member's medicine.
@beny19 (2)
• Indonesia
18 Feb 10
Trying to contact the owner of the wallet and return it, if not successfull then handed over to the police.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Feb 10
benz87333angel hi I would look for an address orphone number and phone or go to the place listed and tell the person that I found his or her billfold and had to return it as it is certainly not mine. If the person wanted to give me a reward I wo uld take it otherwise no, I did my civic duty so forget it., but if the billfold has no identifications in it at all I would take the bill and just leave the billfold where i found it. I would think then the lord put it there for me to find and to use.
@mslena75 (562)
• United States
17 Feb 10
If there was identification, I would try to contact the person and give them their money back. I would want someone to do the same for me if I had lost a wallet, let alone the money inside. Once I found a purse in the trash at a local cemetery with several hundred dollars worth of blank travelers checks. I could have easily filled my name in and had a lovely shopping spree! But then I put myself into the shoes of the person who lost the money...I would have been beyond panicked!!! Turns out the purse had been stolen out of a woman's car while she and her husband were out boating at a local lake. They were ecstatic to get everything back intact. Sometimes doing the right thing is it's own reward. Now I will say though, that if the wallet had no ID I would keep the money, since I would have zero idea how to contact the rightful owner.