What would you do?


Donald Wojtowicz knew exactly what to do when he found a bundle of cash – $320,000(!) – near a service road at Midway Airport. Wojtowicz, 69, who works as a security officer at Midway, didn’t hesistate to turn it in. The Federal Reserve finally took possession of the loot, since it actually belongs to goverment, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing to be exact. For Donald’s honesty, I’d say he deserves a pat on the back.

But what if it was you? If it were me, I’d turn it in too. I don’t need the Feds on my case because they traced the bills back to me. But what if it was untraceable? Or, to bring it down a bit, what if you found a wallet in the back of a taxi…and it’s full of several crisp $100 bills? Would you hand it in? Or keep the cash as a ‘finder’s fee’, and return the wallet? Thankfully, I’ve never been in that situation, because I don’t need the temptation…though I’d probably hand it all in, because if my conscience didn’t punish me, my wife certainly would. What would you do?

4 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

    I think he deserves a finder’s fee! :)

    I’d definitely turn it it. Ever see “A Simple Plan”?

  2. steven (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

    Simple Plan is the textbook case of everything going wrong, all because of money. I just hope that if I ever do find money, I’m alone!

  3. Taj (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    The question I have is not would I turn it in because I absolutely would, my question is, who put it there cuz it definitely did not “drop” off of anything…

  4. steven (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

    That’s what officials are trying to figure out as we speak. They don’t buy that it “fell” off either. I doubt we’ll find out what really happened. How often does that happen?

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