Depends. I may be picking it up to take to the lost property office, but if you just put it in your pocket and went off without "taking reasonable steps to find the rightful owner", then in theory yes.Kystar wrote:Honestly, Ragnar, if you found a dollar (Or equivalent) sitting on the sidewalk, and no one was around to see who dropped it, would you consider it theft to pick it up?
And if I was in uniform and was seen doing it, I would be sacked and prosecuted.
Not as a one off, and I feel there are too many variables.Kitsune wrote:
So it would be a valid way to see if you have the tendancies, but not an actual judge of Character seems to be the concensus that we're arriving at...
Such as has been shown with Kystar's reaction to the situation of the dollar and mine.
I think it also depends on age group. My Great Granny would never DREAM of finding a one Kroner coin on the floor in a shop, and NOT handing it to the shop keeper.
"Theft by finding" was a "household phrase" with her and my Granny. The same with MOST of their generation.
Yet another example of the declining morals of society.