Will you return a coin purse or spend it?

Philippines
March 15, 2016 9:29pm CST
There was this article now about a group of students who picked a wallet along the street. Instead of trying to contact or find the owner, they used the money and spent it on having a nice fast food meal. Then brag it in social media, thanking the person who lost the wallet, told the person god-bless and more will come to you. What they did received a lot of backlash and criticism from the Social Media. Saying they were not honest at all and didn't learn manners and right conduct from school. But I wonder, was there any identification/ contact number of any kind inside the coin purse? and Why do they have to brag it in social media? I don't know. I remember one time relative of mine found a phone, but chose not to give it back and put their sim instead. It's disgusting they did this with out shame, but I chose to say nothing since I didn't the chance to see the numbers on that sim.
These students are now facing criticisms after boasting online about the wallet that they found!
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28 responses
@TRBRocks420 (77492)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Mar 16
I would give it back, because that's the right thing to do.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
I agree, looks like I'm seeing a different generation here. I feel really sad for the one who lost the coin purse. They could have done the right thing but they didn't.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
It is despicable to do as these students have done.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
.yeah, it's sad they had to brag about it. @TiarasOceanView
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Mar 16
Why they posted it in social media? They just want to show the netizens that they are cheaters, liars and also thieves. Yes, they are, if they just surrender the purse to the police station or any radio station that can air the happenings. They have no right to spend the money because they are not the owners of the purse.
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@jstory07 (67048)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar 16
They showed what bad people that they were.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Mar 16
@jstory07 They showed of what they are.
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@ridingbet (52821)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
that is so true and the nerve of them posting their faces clearly on social media; that is so unbecoming.
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@MGjhaud (20740)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
oh thats bad. i might understand if they werent able to return it cause there wasnt any info inside but to post it on social media? tsk tsk.. and boast how they used it..? not good at all.
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@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Mar 16
I would certainly not spend it. I might give it over to the police. Someone might have inquired about it, and could accurately describe the purse. If the police in my area were corrupt, I would count the money before giving it to the police. I live in the US, where the police are mostly honest.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 16
I wonder were they are now? hiding for what they have boasted? yeah, i don't get it all too @MGjhaud why they brag about it. I mean, what if the person didn't get home because of that lost coin purse.
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@MGjhaud (20740)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
they acted as kids when they posted that. and they were being bad kids when they decided to not return it. i hope they were reprimanded already and taught better.
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@jstory07 (67048)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar 16
I would return the money if their was an ID in the wallet.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
that should have been done. but I've not read if there was any sort of identification in the purse.
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@sharon6345 (125608)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I found a purse with all kinds of goodies in it. I went to the post office and mailed it back to the insurance company that was addressed on the card. I figured they would be able to get it back to her. I never heard of it afterwards.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @sharon6345 I hope they got it back, how come you didn't check on it? That won't work on our post office. Problem is that our post office is filled with thieves, which is scary, we had tv news of staff stealing what's in the mail.
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@sharon6345 (125608)
• United States
16 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 They get busted all the time here trying to pull off that mess. It's not likely to happen often here.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@sharon6345 Unfortunately with the post office incident, they don't get captured most of the time.
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• Mumbai, India
16 Mar 16
Once when I was in school, I found a wallet on the PCO. I took it and came to home. I checked the wallet and it was of a girl. I felt bad about what I did. I went back there and pretended like I am calling someone and returned it saying I found someone's wallet which was already found by me.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
So, was she able to claim her wallet? @Karjivkaran I mean you did return it right? well, there was no point of return it if you don't go home first. if this was in school, then it would have been easy to find her and bring it back. good thinking and have a nice day.
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• Mumbai, India
17 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 yaah she got it back when I left from there, she came for her wallet. There was a college ID in her wallet so I saw a photo of her.
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@slund2041 (3378)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I think the should have reported the wallet, and not take what doesn't belong to them. Now the poor person will have to go through a lot of red tape, to get their identification cards back.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @slund2041 It was not mention if the purse had any kind of identification of any kind. But if this is just a coin purse with bills on it, they would have just spent it. Since they couldn't find the owner, of course, they were probably hungry at that time. But still kinda wrong to me.
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@slund2041 (3378)
• United States
17 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 Yes, I think it would be wrong. I found a wallet and cell phone the other day in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart. I turned both items over to customer service desk, so hopefully the owner can reclaim it.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
I remember when I was in college I found a cellphone inside the ATM booth in our school. The phone's battery was empty so I couldn't immediately check who might be the owner and the owner as well cannot call on it yet. What I did is I advised the guard that if someone looks for a cellphone kindly give my number. An hour later one of the school employee called me and confirmed that it was her pnone missing so we met and then I gave it to her. She was so thankful for my honesty and said that maybe if someone else found it, there was a chance that it might not be returned to her anymore. The thing is, we shouldn't get something which is not ours. There are ways to find out who the owner might be and if in case we can't really find them, then that's the time we decide what to do about it. Giving it to charity might be one good thing we can do.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @LdeL0318 well, that was good because it turns out to be a school employee. I think she will spread that good thing you did. I didn't realize you can have an atm inside the school, sad we didn't have that five years ago. Thank you for sharing me your story, Im sure the employee will never forget what you did. Have a nice day
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 that was way back in 2005, yes there is an atm machine inside a small room in our school lobby.
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@rina110383 (24134)
16 Mar 16
I'll turn over the purse to the local authorities, perhaps, to the nearest police station. Before turning it over, I'll probably take a photo of it and note down its contents and details. Then, I'll post the purse I found on Facebook (though I don't pose, this is an exception) but I won't provide that much details and if someone claims to be the owner, I have to test him/her by asking questions regarding the contents of the purse, to avoid posers. Then, inform the person that his/her purse is at the police station. Shame on those students. They may be held criminally liable for theft for failure to return the lost purse to the owner or to proper authorities (person to whom property must be turned over in case owner is unknown). Why the need to brag? They want attention for their illegal act. We see a lot of them nowadays.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Hello @rina110383 Well, there's nothing wrong with giving it to the police station but you know even cops can be corrupt. that really bugs me as to why they had to brag about it and laugh about the person getting home after loosing the coin purse.
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@rina110383 (24134)
17 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 That's why I'll note its contents and details, then take a photo of it before turning it over to them. Well, that's what our Revised Penal Code provides. Since the owner appears to be known, then the remedy is to turn it over to the authorities. I don't want to be criminally liable for theft because of ignorance of the law. They wanted exposure & attention so the netizens gave them what they asked for.
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@ridingbet (52821)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
maybe they are firm believers of the quotation "finders keepers" that is why they did not bother to give back the purse. if I were them and nobody gets the purse, i will give it to the church as alms, with the purse of course
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• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@ridingbet A lot of people do that now a days with out shame, I wonder why they have to brag it in social media though. Well, not sure what they'll do with the purse though
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@ridingbet (52821)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 wait until karma goes back to them, maybe not a purse but their lifetime savings as well.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar 16
If it was a wallet, chances are there was identification in it and those students were very dishonest about what they did.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
well, they mentioned coin purse, not sure nor mentioned how big was this thing. It's sad though what if the money they spent was supposed to be used as something important thing.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 There really is no what if in that statement because any money a person has on them is for something important. At least mine always is.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
16 Mar 16
Since they made the wrong choice of using the money instead of trying to find the rightful owner,they should have atleast kept quiet,going to announce it it social media is like rubbing salt to a wound to the owner of the wallet.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
This was indeed insulting to the owner who probably had read it already. @miniam these people can be arrested if the owner did file charges against them. I feel sad to the choice they just made. have a nice day.
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@yalul070 (1753)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Mar 16
Don't they teach values in other schools anymore? In my kids' school, I'm sure they do. That's actually what I'm paying for. But think about it, if they're like this as young people, what will they be like when they grow old? Politicians?
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @yalul070 I don't know since I haven't really visited schools, not even my nephews and nieces. But I've seen my elder nephews and niece mature at some point of their teenage lives, except the addiction over games, internet and watching cartoons I hope they change when they grow up, people do change, but i hope they change for the better. have a nice day
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Still it's dishonesty. If ever I was the one who found the purse with money and no identification whatsoever, I will give the money to the church rather than spending it for I am afraid of karma.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @Macarrosel I don't know about giving it to the church, not sure of what to do if I ever found it with out any identification. I guess it's not bad knowing you would selflessly give it to others, but i wonder what would be the fate for the one who lost it. well, if they took despite of any identification, they'd have a bad karma for sure.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
aww, they even make it to the public..sigh
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
They'd get sued for sure if the person recognized the wallet.
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@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
That's ridiculous for them to spend the hard money of other people. It would be fine if there is no ownership identification in the wallet. They are instant celebrity of doing wrong acts.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Well, if they got their fb accounts they'd be bullied for sure Im sure they have learned their lesson if they had seen the article. But they don't have to put it in the social media @Shavkat
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
How can I return if there is no ID's nor contact details found. Maybe I will just keep it SECRET and if someone look for it I will return it. But I will NEVER brag on social media like they do.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
These people thought they were doing the right thing, but not in my eyes. This is an entirely different generation. I'm pretty sure they don't know what they were doing in the first place.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I really hate hearing things like this it upsets me so much. It is so wrong to do this. When I was young my parents and I were driving along a road and as were were driving by I said mom there was a purse down the middle of that street. We drove down and picked it up. Inside was a woman's wallet and we took it to her house. She was not home so we put it in a can beside her house and left our number on her door window to call us. We then told her what we found when she called and where it was hidden. She sent me a thank you note and $10 and went to meet her in person. I didn't need or expect the money. I think it is our duty to be kind and help others. Yesterday on facebook I saw a video of something similar. A guy was dressed as a woman and left his purse on benches etc and as soon as he left people got in his purse to steal and got a paintball blown up all over their face. I was so disgusted that none of him ran after him to tell him he forgot his purse but instead tried to steal his money.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
That's the reality of people now a days. Every one works hard to earn money to the point that they starting to gave up their own honesty and just survive. Unfortunately, I've seen people who do not take the opportunity to steal and instead they go to a radio station, and inform them of what they found. But that is rare and in most occasion, people steal and get away with it. Thank you for sharing me your story @shaggin , this proves that there's still good and honest people in this world
@kaka135 (14073)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 16
I really don't understand why some people would brag about their inappropriate act on social media. Do they really know what they are doing is not right at all? Or do they just want to challenge the public, challenge the moral system?
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• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Hello @kaka135 I don't think they know what theyre doing. But I do know it's the thing this generation do now a days, posting everything to social media hoping to get comments and all. If they knew what they did was wrong, they wouldn't brag about it, or they have any common sense, they'd think twice and just keep it to themselves.
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