East Coast Sue Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 (edited) I found (a lot of) money outside the library today as I was leaving. I picked it up and my first reaction was to look for who dropped it. There was no one in sight. So, I returned to the front desk and asked for the manager. I told her what I found and she said she would put the money in an envelop in the safe. However, what she actually did that moment was put it in her pocket!!! I had my four kids with me and I was strapped with a ton of books so we left. I felt very uneasy and so I called back two hours later to see if the cash was claimed. Nope. I then called the non emergency number for our local police to report it in case the person thought to check with the police and not the library. (The library is next to a park and baseball fields). Anyway, what more could I do? Did I handle this right? I can imagine that this significant chunk of money was intended for rent or a lot of groceries so this person does need to find it. Thank you! Edited: So, should I follow up with the person I handed the money? I don't believe she intends to post a notice about something being found and since it had not been claimed this evening I wondered... What will she do with it? How long will she save it in the lost and found? Should I inquire or forget about it? I often think how would I want some else to handle it and I don't have a clear idea of what is best. I mean, what is the best action can I take to help "do the right thing?" I'm feeling like I should do more to help get the money returned/found. Edited September 29, 2012 by Sue in TX Follow up Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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