Why is it always a given that an ordinary person who finds well-marked cash or property will steal it? I doubt it’s just me, but I have found property (or performed a service) many times and refused any reward. I told the person to “pass it on.” .If it was a big amount found I would not want the publicity, either. Somebody else can get the hero treatment. And these days, I might give the situation wide berth in case a camera is watching. I have found checkbooks on the subway, and put them (as advised by policemen) into the nearest mailbox. These days, I wouldn’t even touch them..You used to hear of places where if someone lost a wallet on the street, that hours later it was still at that spot. Does that still happen?.And really, I hate things to get to a point when everybody expects a big percentage of the value of a lost item just to do the decent thing. It was just chance that it happened, and not everyone can afford an award..So I guess I’m cheap as well as practical. And I value my privacy. Anytime you get your name in the paper, even for good stuff, it can turn out to be a hassle.