2020-01-31-BF2117-finderskeepers


2117 Finders Keepers.

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The laws about finding valuable stuff vary wildly from location to location. In some places everything in the secret area would be Reggie’s without question, in others it goes to the state instantly, or any number of other variations. It’s not a bad idea to look up what the rules are where you live in case you ever find treasure. Finding money in a book, for example, is considered treasure in some places, so you are legally obligated to try and find the rightful owner. Regardless of what you think about the rules you are going to have to make a choice. The idea that possession is 9/10ths of the law doesn’t always hold up in court. You might find the better option to be just not telling anyone. You can actually go to jail in some places if you find money on the ground & don’t try to return it. As with many things there are sometimes unseen hazards…