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On tues. I had a drs. appointment. I waited alone in the waiting

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On tues. I had a drs. appointment. I waited alone in the waiting room for about 40 mins. The dr and her patient came out, the patient left. My appointment lasted about an hour. When I came back to the waiting room I saw a wallet on the floor, picked it up, and handed it to the dr. After getting back home the dr called and said the owner of the wallet had claimed it and said $80 was missing. Two days later the dr said the police want to talk to me and gave me an officers card. I called the # XXXXX left my #. Now what should I do? I didn't take the money.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Welcome and thank you for your question!

I am sorry to learn of your experience. If the officer calls you back, you are free to explain what you did just here in your question.

Or, you can choose to not answer any of the officer's questions.

From what you've explained, there's nothing to be concerned about. The officer is just following up on a reported problem. No one is accusing you of theft. The officer is just following up.

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