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    City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Is this what we can now expect when something of value is found and turned into the Police Dept.?

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2718099/posts
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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    thats a crock o crap -- she did everything possible to find the former owner --went to the bank / reported it -turned it over to the to cops for holding for the legal 3 month "legal wait" period -- for the city to just "take it" from the finder --is just plain old robbery --the true owner should be the teen aged "finder"

    honest teen / dishonest city of dallas. ---in this case .

    if they do this they can not blame folks in the future for not turning in cash and other lost valuibles .--since there will be no way for the "finder" to ever legally obtain it back again. (city gets everything -if its not claimed -- total BS)

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    I don't turn anything in, if it isn't listed in Craigslist under lost and found I keep it, I sure as heck am not giving it to the city that keeps raising my taxes.........
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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    This would take a lawyer to un-ravel, because it was not found on public property. It was found on private property (a shopping center). I suppose that since this "form" of private property is quasi-public (since the public has right to be there, "unless revoked by property owner"), that items would be subject to the same as is if it had been found on a public street, for instance.

    But in any case, every state has lost & found laws. It wouldn't be hard to find out how the TX ones read, but in CA, the items turned in to police (anything you find over $100 value) will belong to the finder, after a given amount of time (1 month or whatever) if an owner is not found.

    Maybe TX is different in their L&F laws, or maybe this is different d/t found on private property.

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Tom, as I understand this article and other related articles to this situation, Dallas "out of the blue" changed their policy on returned items. They keep everything returned to them and it goes to the City coffers.

    If they get away with this, other cities will see this and no doubt follow suit.
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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    this is a bad situation for this poor girl. I hope those bums in Dallas city govenrment that pulled this stunt have it blow back in their face and they are motivated to find carreers hauling sewage. "the money will be put to good use" my ass..... they will sqaunder it like all the rest of the money they waste

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    2,000 of us should mail her a dollar. We could send it to the school. How many members again on the T-net? Would be easy. 8)

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeTHr
    this is a bad situation for this poor girl. I hope those bums in Dallas city govenrment that pulled this stunt have it blow back in their face and they are motivated to find carreers hauling sewage. "the money will be put to good use" my ass..... they will sqaunder it like all the rest of the money they waste
    It sure blew back in the face of the city officials in Bell Calif., didn't it?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Ci...ry_controversy

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Quote Originally Posted by pat-tekker-cat
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeTHr
    this is a bad situation for this poor girl. I hope those bums in Dallas city govenrment that pulled this stunt have it blow back in their face and they are motivated to find carreers hauling sewage. "the money will be put to good use" my ass..... they will sqaunder it like all the rest of the money they waste
    It sure blew back in the face of the city officials in Bell Calif., didn't it?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Ci...ry_controversy

    Ironpatch, I like your way of thinking, Got her address?

    No, but I'm guessing sending it to the school would be the way to go. Aren't we the defenders of the finders? I don't wear this cape for nothing.

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    It keeps getting harder to do the right thing when those that you look to for honesty refuse to. In grade school it was a pretty big deal if you found money or some other item in the hallway, you turned it in to the office and they found the owner. I wonder how many false attempts have been made to claim the money now that this story is out? I'm sorry but if I found $2000 with no way to ID who it belonged to I would not turn it in to the police.


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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Good luck in mailing any money to the school, they'll end up keeping it too

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus53
    Good luck in mailing any money to the school, they'll end up keeping it too

    We'd send it right to the principal and keep track. Everything would have to be set up first, with a list of many hundreds ready and willing to mail on a given day... because it's either go big or forget it. I like sending messages, and there's a couple that would be put across by doing this, and if it only costs me a dollar, that is not a problem.

    And it wouldn't have to be limited to a dollar... why not get to 2k as fast as possible. What kid wouldn't want cash showing up to their school every day.


    PS... Sometimes I have good ideas, sometimes bad, but if I owned this website I would make it happen.



    ....actually the guy who wrote the story would probably be willing to make this happen and no doubt write a follow-up.

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Iron Patch, the more I think about your idea, the more I like it! If it made the news it would be not only a blow to the City of Dallas, but if TNET is mentioned.....well, just think of the positive publicity!!!

    So, now to figure out exactly how to get the ball rollin'.
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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    Quote Originally Posted by thrillathahunt
    Just think of the positive publicity!!!


    Well if that was a byproduct of doing something good I guess it wouldn't be a bad thing.

    I think this is something the T-net and mods. would have to make happen, or at least make the attempt, because even if it's just a dollar or two each it will still take some encouragement to get that many people to participate.

    I just put myself in her place, finding all that money then seeing it go like that. Of course at that age I doubt I would have given it back.

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    Re: City of Dallas keeps $2000 found by honest teen!

    We could send it to one member here via paypal, either using the gift option or throw in a few extra cents to cover the paypal cost .....Send it to the girl via the school as a gift from TreasureNet Members......

    I will contribute towards it..... Even if we do not get the full $2000, we can still give her a nice reward, and mention our discust that the city took the money and to make matters worse they didn't even offer her a reward. (If they did give her a reward, I did not see it in the article.........)
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