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acorndrive 11.09.2019 17:34

Money Found
 
Now that I have your attention, I really could do with some good legal advice.
I recently found a large sum of money at my workplace in a common area. It's a large site with circa 5,000 employees on site daily.
I posted several messages on electronic noticeboards, but to date no one has come forward to claim.
Should I now notify the Police regarding this money, given that the site is not in the public arena.
Advice appreciated.

Phil_MCR 11.09.2019 17:43

Re: Money Found
 
Wow. That's a relief! I'm so glad you found my money. I'll be in touch to claim it.

ch2013 11.09.2019 17:53

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See here

I think you should hand it in to the personnel department

krlock3 11.09.2019 17:55

Re: Money Found
 
what is a large sum of money?

starDeMer 11.09.2019 18:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 3099755)
what is a large sum of money?

1 very valable at the moment :D

rainer_d 11.09.2019 20:28

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Does your company handle money?

I heard that some companies leave money sitting around as "bait" for someone to take with him and not hand it in.

Maybe ask sales if they're missing a bribe?
;-)

Or it was purchasing expecting a bribe from a supplier?
;-)


Four figures or five figures?
Or even more?

The proverbial black briefcase.

John_H 11.09.2019 20:46

Re: Money Found
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rainer_d (Post 3099788)
Does your company handle money?

I heard that some companies leave money sitting around as "bait" for someone to take with him and not hand it in.

Maybe ask sales if they're missing a bribe?
;-)

Or it was purchasing expecting a bribe from a supplier?
;-)


Four figures or five figures?
Or even more?

The proverbial black briefcase.

Yeah this .. Not quite same .. But I once found a 50 or 100 (can't remember) in our office, near reception.. I gave it to security..

They swiftly checked the CCTV recording to see who had dropped it and gave it back to them.

So had i just pocketed it, they'd likely have checked same recording when the loser asked if anybody had handed it in :)

Mica 12.09.2019 08:54

Re: Money Found
 
Swiss Civil Code: Since the amount is presumably above CHF 10 depending on where you found it you would be required to notify the police (if found in a public area) or hand it over to the reception, head of the household, etc. (if found in a house, separated area, etc).
https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a720

You mention that you found it at your workplace. Consequently, you would be required to hand it over to the reception / central services / or the equivalent at your workplace.

As general information for others:
Swiss Criminal Code: If you fail to notify that you have found something you can get fined.
https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a332

Swiss Criminal Code: If you keep an object that you would have been required to handover, you could face worse.
https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a137

Swiss Cheddar 12.09.2019 11:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by acorndrive (Post 3099750)
I recently found a large sum of money at my workplace in a common area.




How did you find the money?


Was it just lying on a chair as cash? in an envelope?




And how much is it??





cheers
SC

NotAllThere 12.09.2019 12:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Cheddar (Post 3099881)
How did you find the money?


Was it just lying on a chair as cash? in an envelope?

In a locked draw that you had to lever open?


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