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Dalton police investigating theft of money left behind at Walmart register

The Dalton Police Department is asking for your help identifying a woman they say apparently walked away with cash accidentally left behind at a register. (Images: Dalton PD)

Dalton police say 'finders keepers' may be the law of the playground, but it isn't how things work in Georgia state law.

That's why the department is asking for your help identifying a woman they say apparently walked away with cash accidentally left behind at a register.

The theft happened at the Walmart Neighborhood Market the afternoon of Saturday, May 5th.

Police say a woman requested cash back at a self-checkout station, but then forgot the $100.

After the victim walked away without her money, two females walked up to use the station.

Investigators say one of the women appeared to point out the cash and picked it up before walking outside for a minute. The suspect has long dark hair and wore a gray t-shirt and short blue jean shorts with sandals.

Police say the other woman then bought half the groceries the two had, and the woman in the gray shirt came back to pay for the rest before they walked out.

Dalton police say it is possible the suspect tried to find the victim to return the cash when she walked out of the store the first time. The investigation shows the woman didn't turn the cash in to a cashier or customer service, however.

According to Georgia state law, if you come to possess another person's property that has been lost or mislaid, it's illegal to take that property as your own. Georgia code 16-8-6 states that it’s unlawful to appropriate lost or mislaid property “without first taking reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner.”

Investigators want to speak with the woman to find out what happened.

If you know her, please call Dalton PD detective Jacob Burger at 706-278-9085, extension 9325.


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