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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.
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Old 11.09.2019, 17:43
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Wow. That's a relief! I'm so glad you found my money. I'll be in touch to claim it.
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Re: Money Found

See here

I think you should hand it in to the personnel department
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Re: Money Found

what is a large sum of money?
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what is a large sum of money?
1€ very valable at the moment
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Re: Money Found

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?
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Four figures or five figures?
Or even more?

The proverbial black briefcase.
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Old 11.09.2019, 20:46
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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.
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
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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
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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??





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Old 12.09.2019, 12:20
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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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