Customer Finds $5,200 in Toe of Reebo...

Customer Finds $5,200 in Toe of Reebok Sneaker

There are 51 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Customer Finds $5,200 in Toe of Reebok Sneaker. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A customer looking for a size 10 pair of sneakers at the Indian River Mall in Florida ended up with much more than he expected.

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“Go GaMeCoCkS!”

Since: Sep 07

USC

#43 Dec 21, 2007
Technically, you are incorrect. The money was either misplaced or abandoned. You cannot technically steal misplaced and abandoned property. The legal definition of these two words means that the owner knowingly separated himself from the item in question (money). Putting money into a shoe does count as separation. Unless the original holder (Holder in Due Course) can verify title to the money, no one has a higher right to the money than the finder. That being said, my position still stands. He should have kept it. There is a difference between turning in lost money (i.e. seeing it fall out of someone's wallet) and this. Take that to Sunday school. I'll see you there.
Billy Bob Tail wrote:
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Ayup. And the legal name for this is theft. That makes you a THIEF. Take that to your Sunday School class.

“Go GaMeCoCkS!”

Since: Sep 07

USC

#44 Dec 21, 2007
My point exactly. Have these people never heard of FDIC of NCUA. Please correct me if I am wrong, Bank Employee, but don't both of these agencies insure deposits up to $100,000? So, I wouldn't go around bragging about how much I distrust the banks. Because PLEASE believe that NO ONE is going to reimburse you for $100,000 kept under your mattress! I'll take my chances on the bank!

Bank Employee wrote:
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What is about banks that you do not trust? Do you not trust the institution itself or the people who work at them? They are held much more accountable for handing people's money that our illustrious Federal Government. It is Congress and the IRS whom you should not trust. The banks only hold your money while the government confiscates it! People who say they do not trust banks sure trust them when it comes to needing a check cashed, I notice.
Peace and Hope

United States

#45 Dec 21, 2007
MissUSC wrote:
Technically, you are incorrect. The money was either misplaced or abandoned. You cannot technically steal misplaced and abandoned property. The legal definition of these two words means that the owner knowingly separated himself from the item in question (money). Putting money into a shoe does count as separation. Unless the original holder (Holder in Due Course) can verify title to the money, no one has a higher right to the money than the finder. That being said, my position still stands. He should have kept it. There is a difference between turning in lost money (i.e. seeing it fall out of someone's wallet) and this. Take that to Sunday school. I'll see you there.
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God does not care about technicalities.
JDidGirl

Columbia, SC

#46 Dec 21, 2007
Big E wrote:
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Sounds like someone who expects everything should be handed to him/her. People like you make this society a wonderful place to live in.
Oh come on... it was a joke.$5000+ in a pair of shoes that you happen to be trying on? Yeah, I don't expect anything handed to me and I work my arse off for everything I get, but I have to say... it would have been difficult NOT to make that purchase.
Peace and Hope

United States

#47 Dec 21, 2007
Bank Employee wrote:
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What is about banks that you do not trust? Do you not trust the institution itself or the people who work at them? They are held much more accountable for handing people's money that our illustrious Federal Government. It is Congress and the IRS whom you should not trust. The banks only hold your money while the government confiscates it! People who say they do not trust banks sure trust them when it comes to needing a check cashed, I notice.
Well, duh, of course if someone writes me a check I will have to go to a bank and cash it. Therein is one of the problems I have with them. A single mother I know does not have enough money to keep a bank account. She cashes her check each week at the bank that the check is drawn on. She uses every single penny she has to take care of her kids. Does not ask for handouts. Gets no child support from the deadbeat dad. Yet, because she has no bank account the bank charges HER 5 dollars or more to cash the check that is drawn on THEIR BANK. It's not like she took a Bank of America check to NBSC to get it cashed. That, in my book, is highway robbery. They are essentially telling her that she MUST have a bank account. They do the exact same thing to those on fixed income trying to cash their social security check. I live in America. I have the freedom to use a bank or not. I will not be forced into it. Holding a check hostage for this reason is ridiculous! I withdrew my money after this happened to her. I am NOT going to let someone make money off mine if they continue to use such practices. I have many other reasons, this is just an example.

“Go GaMeCoCkS!”

Since: Sep 07

USC

#48 Dec 21, 2007
How would you know? Are you Him? Did He not give us knowledge to create laws? That's what the law states. I'm sorry that you don't agree with it.
Not wrote:
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God does not care about technicalities.

“Don't forget to vote!”

Since: Aug 07

Sumter, SC

#49 Dec 21, 2007
I work at a bank as well, and we do not charge any fees to cash checks drawn off our bank. Fees that we do charge go towards growing our company so that all of our employees can continue to have a job and support their families everyday.

By the way, many banks have accounts that do not require a minimum balance. With the times we are in now, are you really more comfortable carrying around all of that money from the check you just cashed? If that gets stolen, good luck getting it back. If your checks or check card get stolen, you can stop the thief in their tracks from spending your hard earned money. If your money does get spent, you are almost guaranteed to get it back.
granny b

Columbia, SC

#50 Dec 22, 2007
well whom ever that was im sure was upset to know they maybe had stuck that much money in there shoe then returned it maybe then realized what they done after they done it omg i would shyt a brick if i would do something like that and forgot abpout it and right on with the ones who would have kept there mouth shut cause that dose not happen very often
Not

Columbia, SC

#51 Dec 22, 2007
MissUSC wrote:
How would you know? Are you Him? Did He not give us knowledge to create laws? That's what the law states. I'm sorry that you don't agree with it.
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I know because I know Him. So you think because we have been given a brain and can create laws that all the laws we create are good? Not. The technicalities you stated do not override the fact that the money did not belong to the finder. Turn it in to the proper authorities, wait the required time for someone to claim it, and then you can have it if no one comes forward. If someone claims it and you don't get it back then God does not want you to have it. He has bigger things in store. You won't understand if you do not know God. It's called honesty. So go ahead and mock, it's no big deal, it's what people do when they don't understand. I could never enjoy spending money that was not mine.
sliverlady

Columbia, SC

#52 Dec 22, 2007
WE GET BLESS IN LOT OF WAYS BUT SOME DON'T KNOW HOW TO KEEP IT GOD HAVE A PLAN FOR ALL OF US IT IS UP TO US HOW WEBE THANKFUL FOR IT.
sliverlady

Columbia, SC

#53 Dec 22, 2007
WE GET BLESS IN LOT OF WAYS, BUT SOME DON'T KNOW HOW TO KEEP IT. GOD HAVE A PLAN FOR ALL OF US IT IS UP TO US HOW WE BE THANKFUL FOR IT.

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