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Poll - Moral dilemma

I was thinking about this the other day...

Poll #455755 Found money and ethics

You look at your bank balance, and see it's $30,000 more than you know you have (it usually averages around $300-800). Looking at your recent statement, you see that an automatic payroll deposit of a company you have never heard of has deposited $15,000 twice into your account... and then stopped. This balance has been in your account for a few weeks. Do you:

Say "Fuck the bank" cash it out, close the account and flee
1(5.3%)
See if the balance stays there, and if so, keep it after a certain amount of time you decide is "safe"
3(15.8%)
Tell the bank of the error, but only because you figure the bank will discover it eventually, and want the money back
5(26.3%)
Tell the bank mostly because you think it is unethical to keep money that doesn't belong to you
9(47.4%)
Move to Chile, because the Martians are coming, and this was the sign you have been waiting for (Chile owns the Easter Islands, where those big stone heads are) [aka "my option's not listed, you insensitive clod!"]
1(5.3%)

You are at a club, and while searching for a pen you dropped on the floor, you find a roll of $100 bills held together with a rubber band, with no ID, possibly amounting to $10,000. Do you:

Keep the money, duh! It's probably dishonest money anyway
2(11.1%)
Keep the money, because if you return it to "lost and found," an employee of the club would probably steal it anyway, so why not keep it for yourself?
5(27.8%)
Unroll it, toss the money on the dance floor, and delight in the riot it causes
2(11.1%)
Turn the money in to an employee, because you think this might be a trick
1(5.6%)
Turn the money to an employee, because it's the right thing to do. If they steal it, that's their decision.
5(27.8%)
Move to Chile, because the Martians are coming, and this was the sign you have been waiting for [aka "my option's not listed, you insensitive clod!"]
3(16.7%)


Have you ever found money or valuables and kept them? Or always turned them in?
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