Honesty Sucks Again

So the big takeaway in this story about the Minnesota waitress who got a $12,000 tip, turned it into the police, and then had to sue to get it back is: if you find $12,000 in cash in a box and try to return that box to the person who left it, and that person says, “Keep it,” you should probably just do that and not call the police, because then not only will you have to hire a lawyer to get the money back, EVEN WORSE, you’ll now have to claim that income because theĀ IRS reads the Internet just like everyone else.

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