Finders should not be keepers

PUBLISHED: 16:56 10 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 15 June 2010

A YOUNG mum says she has lost her faith in human nature after dropping her purse. Nobody has owned up to finding the purse and the woman, who has asked not to be named, lost cash and credit cards.

A YOUNG mum says she has lost her faith in human nature - after dropping her purse.Nobody has owned up to finding the purse and the woman, who has asked not to be named, lost cash and credit cards."Not only did I struggle on and off a bus on my own with two small children, a buggy, bags and other belongings, but my purse fell out of my pocket sometime during the journey," she told the Herald."It was not handed to the bus driver nor handed into the police station. Someone had a very good night at my expense."The hassle of cancelling cards, having new ones issued, the worry of fraudulent withdrawals and identity theft is just the tip of the iceberg - compared to my disgust that someone can just pick it up without consideration for the owner."The woman lost the purse after catching the 1.30pm bus from Ottery St Mary to Honiton last Friday afternoon. She got off the bus at Homebase, on Heathpark.She said: "I hope the person who has it has a conscience and that his or her conscience is telling them what a bad person they really are.

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