Tell Us: Would You Keep A Bag of Money?

A woman found a bag with $11,000 in it and turned it in to police. What would you do?


By now maybe you've heard of the Beverly woman who found a bag hanging from a Marshalls rack in Swampscott, unzipped it and discovered $11,000.

Cheryl Gavazzi of Beverly brought the money and bag to police. The owner was located and the lost money returned to him — money raised to build a church in Guatemala.

So let's say you found the bag and the $11,000.

What would you do?

Tell us in the comment box below.

Mark Chulsky November 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Tough question ,Terry. What would you do? :-) Why don't you run a story about the guy who raises money to build a church in Guatemala?
Amy Lockerbie Smith November 18, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Absolutely, I would take the money to the police station.
Richard Yunker November 18, 2012 at 02:41 PM
There is no doubt in my mind, I would return the money to its owner. The thoughts that would go through my mind would be what if this money was all the family has for rent, food, or what ever. No doubt I would have done the right thing.
Neila J. Straub November 18, 2012 at 02:45 PM
You don't really expect a commenter to post if they would keep theoney, do you?
hammergjh November 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Hell yes I'd keep the cash. But only if there were no ID attached to it. Anyone could claim it then. Might as well be me.
Terry Date (Editor) November 18, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Hi Mark, If I happened to be looking in a diaper bag at Marshalls and saw $11,000 I would have told the store manager about the find. And, yes, I am curious about the church, too, but the fellow has remained nameless.
Ray DePaula November 18, 2012 at 07:42 PM
It does not belong to me. I don't take anything that is not given to me, I would have brought it to the SwampScott Pd. but all in all the money was returned to the proper owner, and the woman who found it has a clear Conscience that she did the right thing.


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