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Police appeal after woman takes £20 cashback left behind at self-service till in Asda, Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

Police want to trace this woman

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Police are trying to trace a woman who picked up £20 in cashback left behind by the previous customer at a self-service till in Gloucester Asda.

Officers have issued CCTV of the incident at Bruton Way in the city on Boxing Day and are very keen to speak to the woman pictured.

Anyone who recognises her should call 101, quoting incident 122 of December 26.

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  • tellthetruth6  |  January 17 2014, 7:55PM

    get a job

  • karlmann32  |  January 17 2014, 7:32PM

    Thank you Kay just looked at it pretty silly law tho as so many ways round it and probably won't help in this case still a little unfair to brand someone a criminal over tho get rid of self service checkouts I say wouldn't happen then

  • Kay_Powell  |  January 17 2014, 5:36PM

    Karlmann, I suggest that you Google 'theft by finding' and read some of the information that it gives you. Under UK law, there is no such thing as finders keepers, as you are legally obliged to attempt to reunite the money with the person who lost it.

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  • karlmann32  |  January 17 2014, 8:29AM

    you are NOT legally advised to do ANYTHING if it was found in someone elses wallet pocket or purse THEN it is classed as stealing. Finding money lying around no matter where is finders keepers. Sorry Kay but where as it may well be morally wrong it is not illegal and this is such a waste of police time and taxpayers money

  • Kay_Powell  |  January 16 2014, 4:40PM

    Clearly some people have no scruples about taking someone else's money, but I have to point out that if you find anything of value that has obviously been lost by someone else, you are legally obliged to notify the police. Otherwise you are committing theft. Is that so difficult to understand? Bring on the negatives.

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  • karlmann32  |  January 16 2014, 3:36PM

    This is such an utter waste of police time and taxpayers money! I have lost money and other things through my own silly fault and its plain forgetfulness. had that person have gone to a proper checkout it would not of happened so whats to blame here? Where as I feel sorry for the person who has lost £20 my heart goes out to them but to have someone publicly humiliated like this is so unfair unfair as they are hardly a criminal and lets face it asda make so much money anyway why can trhey not just GIVE the woman £20? Not exactly gonna break the bank for them is it?

  • Peter_Parker  |  January 16 2014, 9:25AM

    I always look in the slot for any money left by other people and would happily take it without a second thought. Once before I forgot to take a £10 note away with me. Went back and it had obviously been taken. I didn't run to the police, I put it down to my own fault and learned my lesson.

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  • Mudbox  |  January 16 2014, 8:54AM

    Are other people capable of filling in the report box? It won't let me enter stuff.

  • Mudbox  |  January 15 2014, 10:32PM

    yes Dragon1004. This is what the Citizen does to Gloucestershire citizens. Got to get one to be one!

  • Dragon1004  |  January 15 2014, 9:36PM

    Last diatribe lost as I wasn't logged in, so I'll very briefly ask if anyone else is very uncomfortable with this very public "trial" for something that was essentially someone else's fault?? Really, the punishment has already far outweighed what should fit a crime of this level.