http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/day ... 06990.html
I agree in such a situation she has the moral obligation to return it, if she knew the money was there ... but I am curious about the legality of this. How much legal obligation does an ordinary citizen have to fix a company's fuckups? Suppose I'm on a road trip, pull off the Interstate to go to a drive-thru, and don't notice the mixup until I'm back on the highway a few exits down? If I have to turn around and return it, that'll seriously throw me off schedule. I might not even be able to return it, because I don't remember which exit off the Interstate I took.Instead of a bag with her order, she got a bag containing the restaurant’s morning bank deposit — about $2,000.
An employee said she was working the drive-through window and mistakenly gave the customer the bank deposit. The manager explained it was store policy to put the bank bag containing the deposit in a Taco Bell bag. The manager would then drive up to the drive-through window, and an employee would hand him the bag.
Or here's another what-if: I buy what I think is a bag of fast food, get distracted and leave it in my car all afternoon or overnight -- there's no way I'll risk eating a bean burrito that's been in my car all day, so I'd just throw the bag in the garbage without looking in it first. If it turns out that bag actually contained the restaurant bank deposit, am I liable? What legal obligation do I have to check the contents of a bag I bought and paid for before I throw it out?