Anger as a police post photo of a woman WILD for holding $ 50 she found on a floor of the post office
Anger as a police post photo of a woman WANTED “because she found $ 50 on the floor of a post office and put it in her pocket” – so would you have saved it?
- Mooney Valley Crime Investigation Unit, Melbourne, has been blasted online
- Police posted a photo of a woman accused of having deposited $ 50 in Strathmore
- Police say the woman was filmed while she picked up the abandoned note from a floor
- But people were furious that she was in trouble and her photo was shared
The police are keen online to publish a photo of a woman who allegedly kept $ 50 she found on a floor of the post office.
Mooney Valley Crime Investigation Unit went to Facebook on Thursday to get help identifying a woman accused of having deposited the money on December 19 in Strathmore, Melbourne.
“Researchers believe that a man went to a post office on Napier Street when he dropped a $ 50 bill without noticing it around 10.15 am,” the post read.
Mooney Valley Crime Investigation Unit was beaten online because she was trying to track down a woman who was holding $ 50 on the floor (photo: image posted by police)
“A short time later, a woman entered the post office and picked up the note and put it in her handbag.”
But the announcement outraged hundreds of commentators who were shocked by the police and tried to find a woman who had allegedly committed a “trivial” act.
“This is disgraceful! The damage to this woman’s reputation for “picking up” a $ 50 ticket is so unfair. Many people would not consider this a crime, “one person wrote.
“Did she find it on the floor? I would also not expect this to be a crime. If she didn’t see who dropped it, who would she have to give it back? I hope this woman has been saved from grace and has not been found, pursued and identified, “read a second comment.
“Ruining a woman’s reputation for something that any other person, including a cop, would do. What a waste of resources. You actually had a police officer descend to get the images that our taxpayers waste money on something so trivial, “another added.
The woman took a $ 50 unattended note from the floor of the Strathmore post office in December (photo)
“The officer responsible for this must be ashamed.”
‘Serious?! How was she supposed to know who it belonged to? I think 99% of people would have done the same, possibly even the postal workers. She takes $ 50 and is now a wanted person, but more serious crimes are happening and nothing is being done about it, “wrote a woman.
Others responded with sarcasm to the public plea.
“Well done Vicpol! I will not leave the house while this monster is free. Perform an update if you have her safely behind bars, so that I can go outside again without fear, “wrote a person.
Another wrote: “Yes, arrest and catch a lady who found $ 50 on the floor and picked it up. I will feel safe at night. “
In Victora, a person may be accused of theft under Section 74 of the Crimes Act 1958 if he or she accidentally encounters something that belongs to another and then stores or treats it as if he or she is the owner.
The penalty is a maximum of ten years in prison.
Similar laws with severe penalties apply to keeping lost property in all Australian states.
Angered users of social media found publishing her photo a hard measure for the alleged crime
Others were shocked that the police made an effort to find someone for what they considered a “minor” crime