Skip to comments.Cops: Man who found $17K didn't tell the truth (fined $500)
Posted on 06/29/2011 10:19:22 PM PDT by LibWhacker
An Arlington Heights man was fined $500 after he turned in $17,000 but lied about how and where he actually found the cash, police said today.
Robert Adams, 54, was cited today for filing a false report with the Rolling Meadows Police Department.
On the evening of June 6, Adams found a Chase Bank bag full of cash totaling about $17,000 near a Walgreens ATM in Midlothian, police said. Instead of turning the cash in at that location, Adams drove to Rolling Meadows and turned in the bag at a Chase Bank. He later told police he found the cash outside a newspaper stand in Rolling Meadows.
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Well, that’ll teach him.
Next time, he will just keep the found money.
Lesson learned: just keep the cash; it’s much less trouble.
Geez, no good deed goes unpunished.
He accepted the fine as is. There is a lot more to this story.
1) was he where he wasn’t supposed to be?
2) did he decide to keep the money then change his mind after a few minutes.
That's my take. While happily driving home with his big bag of money, he had to have realized he was caught on camera. There was no way he was going to get away with it. So he did what he had to do and turned it in. imo
Unless he stole it, they should be rewarding him, not fining him.
I learned that If I find Chase Bank cash - not to turn it in.
I could be fined for doing so.
“he had to have realized he was caught on camera.”
If he realized that, he wouldn’t have lied about where he found the money. The same would hold true. More likely, he had an attack of conscience. I don’t think he should be fined for it because in the end, his conscience won.
I don’t get it—what is the point of taking an oath in court to tell the truth if you can be fined for simply lying to a cop?
Amazing. I had no idea that it was illegal to return lost property.
Ouch. I bet the Midlothian police appreciated that.
Yeah, whatever happened to “Finders keepers...”?
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