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Old 05-08-2020, 03:33 AM
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Found my first ring last weekend - it’s a nice little 10k according to the markings.
Have handed it into the local cops so hopefully if no one claims it I will get it back
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Old 05-08-2020, 04:59 AM
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Sweet ring. Congrats. Hope you get it back.
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:38 AM
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That is a very nice ring! Congrats!
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:01 AM
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Have handed it into the local cops so hopefully if no one claims it I will get it back
Congratz on your first gold ring.

Curious though : Is there a reason why you turned it over to the cops ? Is that something required in Australia ? Or did you have some reason to think that it was a recent loss, hence someone is likely still looking for it ?
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:22 PM
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Nice little first! But, you handed it over?

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Old 05-08-2020, 02:21 PM
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A police officer's wife just scored a nice 10k ring
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:31 PM
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Congrats on your first gold ring! Pretty ring too!

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Old 05-08-2020, 02:32 PM
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A police officer's wife just scored a nice 10k ring

Haha, this has come up on USA hunter's discussions before. Because here in the USA, all 50 states have "lost & found" laws. Which usually stipulate a dollar value ($50 or $150 or whatever ) valued item is to be turned in to the police station.

These laws were born out of wandering cattle laws. And are used still today so that no one can "find" a mountain bike leaned up against a light pole in the park. Or scoop up cash behind a Brinks armored car crash that he "found".

Thus technically, all of us md'rs who are not promptly "running to the police station" (for rings valued over a certain amount) are guilty of violating this. And the law makes no provision for when YOU think the ring was lost. And makes no provision for if YOU think the person is or isn't still looking for it.

Then if no one claims it in 30 days, you can go back and claim it (after paying storage and handling fees).

I have often toyed with the idea of purposefully turning in my own wedding ring, to see if someone supposedly claims it. Versus it ending up in the collection of whoever was manning the desk that day at the police station. Ie.: what's to stop them from calling their cousin Bob and saying "Come to the station and describe a Rolex watch that looks like such & such".

I know that sounds dastardly, BUT THINK ABOUT IT : It was never yours to begin with. You only found it. And you turned it in KNOWING FULL WELL it might be claimed. Nor is the police required to tell you who claimed it (for privacy concerns). So ... it's possible you'd simply never see your ring again.

Now that you are overcome with guilt for violating your state's Lost & Found laws, simply send me all your ill-gotten gain. I will make sure it goes through the proper channels. And absolve your conscience of all guilt. Thankyou.
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Congrats on the ring. Now you have to perfect the dance for the next one.

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Congratulations that is a nice ring.

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Congratulations of your first gold Ring.
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:44 PM
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That ring is a great find, and Thank You for doing the right thing by turning it in.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:58 PM
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My grandma used to work at a casino. She would turn in things she found and the people running lost and found would always say it was claimed. Then she sees a ring she turned in on one of the managers fingers about 60 days later. After that she “never” found anything to turn in.

Unfortunately trust and doing the right thing is going by the wayside!
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:07 PM
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My grandma used to work at a casino. She would turn in things she found and the people running lost and found would always say it was claimed. Then she sees a ring she turned in on one of the managers fingers about 60 days later. After that she “never” found anything to turn in.

Unfortunately trust and doing the right thing is going by the wayside!
Well, when it comes to the potential of the police doing that, .... then at first glance, it would appear to low-down-dirty-rotten, like your example.

But the more I thought about it, I realize the ease-to-which the police might not think it's too "low down dirty rotten". Because :

a) IT WAS NEVER YOURS TO BEGIN WITH . You only found it. So how have you been harmed ?

b) You turned it in to the police dept. knowing FULL WELL that it might be claimed.

c) They have no obligation to tell you who claimed it (privacy laws)

d) Therefore, on the 29th day, if no one has stepped forward to claim it, then .... you can see how a non-reputable front desk clerk and the police dept. lost & found might just adopt it.

e) Anything not claimed by someone in the public, nor claimed by the person who turned it in (ie.: come in 30 days later to claim it, after paying storage fees) is warehoused at the police station for eventual police auction. And those auctions generate a pittance of income (for routine items like rings, watches, etc...) to the police or city.

And so you can see how some police persons might just figure "no harm no foul". Yes it doesn't make it right, but .... you can see how someone with loose morals could justify it in their mind.
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A police officer's wife just scored a nice 10k ring
Ding ding ding! Tell em what he's won Johnny!

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Old 05-16-2020, 01:09 AM
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NICE!

Always love the way sapphires look in yellow gold.

Sapphires and diamonds? EVEN BETTER.

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Old 05-16-2020, 06:12 PM
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Congrats on the goldie!

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Old 05-17-2020, 11:02 AM
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That's a keeper👍

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Old 05-19-2020, 08:27 PM
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Fantastic! And a pretty one! Love the blue stones.

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Nice find! Maybe one day for me...

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