I agree with you. I would have, as your wife did, attempted to see who dropped it. But having failed to locate the person, I would not have given the bill to the cashier. I know of no CA law that would require her to do so. I also would not have called the police. What would they do?????
Thank you Richard.
I guess I just needed confirmatrion of what I knew to be right in this situation. I do think that the store has the ethical right to take our phone number and name in case the person that lost the money returned to ask if it had been found. We of course would return it. I do have a bad feeling that the cashier and the bag boy split the funds laughing at my wife. God help them if they did. My brother used to work there. Im sure he could tell me just who to write to.
Thank you again for youyr help.
Best regards; Smitty
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).