I was in a Subway food place eating with my man and there was a back pack just sitting there with no name and nobody there claiming it for a good while, so I was looking through it and found money, I took the money and left the bag,we left the place and now the detective is looking for us, can I get arrested for this?
Just because you didn't know who the bag belonged to does not mean you can take the money. You stole the money from the bag so I think you may get arrested for that .
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Yes, that is a crime. You should have turned the bag and all of its contents over to the business to place in their lost and found so when the owner came to claim it, they would get all of their items back. You need to hire an attorney to deal with the detective. Absolutely DO NOT speak to anyone else regarding this matter other then your retained attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney the better.
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There is a crime that covers situations like this. It is Theft of Lost/Mislaid Property (class a misdemeanor).
720 ILCS 5/16-2
In brief, yes.
Taking someone else's property, even unmarked is a Class A MIsdemanor, 720 ILCS 5/16-2, punisheable up to one year in the IDOC and or $2500.
The proper protocol for future is to turn it to the police.
Since you are a person of interest, I strongly recommend NOT TO DISCUSS anything with any police representatives or detectives without a criminal defense counsel.
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