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Old 09-12-2019, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by eschrodinger View Post
Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake:

"A person who comes into control of property of another that he knows to have been lost, mislaid, or delivered under a mistake as to the nature or amount of the property or the identity of the recipient is guilty of theft if, with intent to deprive the owner thereof, he fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to a person entitled to have it."

18 Pa.C.S.A. section 3924
Curious, what constitutes "reasonable meaures?" Is it enough for me to passively leave the errant $100K in my bank account and wait for the bank to notice? Or am I obligated by this law to actively contact the bank and inform them that the deposit may be an error?