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  1. #1
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    Default Can You Keep and Use a Gift Card that You Find

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Arkansas
    So, basically. I work in an all night restaurant. Last night a large group of drunk people got in to a fight. After the fight ended and the police were gone I found an unregistered (no name on it) visa gift card, I want to know if its illegal for me to use it

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    Default Re: I Found an Unregistered Visa Gift Card After a Fight at My Job

    What law do you think exists that makes it legal for you to use a card you just "found"?

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    Default Re: I Found an Unregistered Visa Gift Card After a Fight at My Job

    How would you feel if you lost a gift card and someone found it and used it? I bet you would be quite angry.....

    Turn it in to your boss or the police department that responded to the fight.

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    Default Re: Can You Keep and Use a Gift Card that You Find

    It's not yous, and you know it's not yours, so if you use somebody else's gift card you risk being criminally charged. The fact that you cannot figure out who owns it does not mean either that the owner won't be back to look for it, or that the owner won't be able to track charges post-theft through the issuing company.
    Quote Quoting Arkansas Code, Sec. 5-36-105. Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
    (a) A person commits theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake if the person:

    (1) Comes into control of property of another person;

    (2) Retains or disposes of the property when the person knows the property to have been lost, mislaid, or delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or as to the nature or amount of the property; and

    (3) With the purpose of depriving any person having an interest in the property, the person fails to take a reasonable measure to restore the property to a person entitled to it.

    (b) Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake is a:

    (1) Class D felony if the value of the property is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more;

    (2) Class B misdemeanor if:

    (A) The value of the property is less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) but more than five hundred dollars ($500); or

    (B) The property is a:

    (i) Credit card or credit card account number; or

    (ii) Debit card or debit card account number; or

    (3) Class C misdemeanor if otherwise committed.

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