Need input on stolen ipad?

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  1. Centrix
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    So I work at the radioshack and about a year ago a customer left a caring case with an ipad and kindle in it, my boss was supposed to give the ipad and kindel to the cops over a year ago and hasn't, it now sits in are cage with are contract phones im thinking about taking it seeing as how I honestly can't see them firing me over do such as its not even ares and no ones come to claim so my question is what do u guys think about me doing that? Do u think I could get fired or in trouble for it and if so how and why?
     


  2. Minox

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    I think you should leave it alone if you value your job.
     
  3. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Leave it be.
     
  4. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Turn the damn thing on and find out who it belongs to, then ship it to them!
    Give someone in their contacts a FaceTime call.
    It's Christmas, so merry "heres your iPad back"

    Who knows, maybe they bought a new one and will let you keep it for your good deed.
     
  5. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Fake News Reporter

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    It's not yours, so don't steal it.
     
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  7. Haymose

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    If it's been a year and they never backtracked to find it then they likely were able to afford a new one with no hassle. Don't steal from people's pockets but repurposing what's left behind is totally fine. Plus if you turn it in who knows how long it will sit unclaimed then someone else will take it as theirs. If you're sure you won't lose your job, let those fingers slip.
     
  8. Centrix
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    I did ive asked him countless times to give it over to the police. The other issue is thankfully it was password protected
     
  9. Arras

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    two wrongs don't make a right, don't steal it just to give it back to the police.
     
  10. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    id turn it in, someone did that for me once...my wife left the tab3 on the car and drove off. it survived and someone found it. i google hangout called it and the dude answered and was like, come over and get it.

    it was furious anger like ive never felt when my wife told me its gone and then the greatest feeling of relief and gratitude when i got it back.

    if you find the person who lost these devices, they will truly be grateful. unless they are rich pricks.
     
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  11. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    There is a saying, don't stick your nose where it does not belong.

    Leave it alone.
     
  12. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    I remember a time when I used to work in a phone store that repairs off-warranty phones 2 years ago.

    There was an iPhone 4 that was fixed but never claimed since January 2011 and calling the owners lead to someone else. Apparently the original owner changed his/her number. Since the iPhone was wiped and it was just sitting there. I took it.

    The store has a policy of "If you don't claim your phone in 6 months it becomes store property".

    So basically, it all comes down to your own morals. 2 years ago I didn't have much. Not even enough to even ask my boss about it since it became store property and I "technically" stole from the store. (Thing was in the fixed phones box which is opened to remind and call customers about their fixed phones nearly all the time).

    I'm actually surprised that my boss never asked about it but then again, I'm pretty sure she'd suspect another worker there instead of me.

    In your case, if your boss isn't going to do anything about it, think about it this way, if you hand it over to the police, what could they do better than you? assuming they can/will do anything at all.

    It's a misplaced/stolen ipad. EASILY a cold case.

    If you don't mind troubling yourself, sneak it out and try contacting/finding the owners yourself. if your boss asks you about it, just say you tried to contact the owners yourself. If not, do what you wanna do.
     
  13. Adeka

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    Interesting fact: There's an app that you install that lets you track your Iphones/Ipads/Ipod touches/MACs

    If someone steals it then the owner can track it down if it's turned on.

    Don't steal. It's bad. Maybe your boss is trying to test trust with the employees?
     
  14. ground

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    you seriously can't see why they would fire you over that? it is just pure theft if you do that:P

    also, just leave it as it is, it is not your business and if you get fired over it, youre gonna have a bad time finding a new job with this on you resume.
     
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  16. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Taking it without telling your boss, is also stealing, even if it isn't the stores property!
    Try to find the owner and if that's not gonna work out, let it be, taking something that doesn't belong to you, even if it's after a year, is still stealing.
    and yes your boss can fire you for that, you are stealing not from him but from one of his customers, that's enough for getting fired!
     
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  17. chavosaur

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    If you take it, you are giving in to the dark side and you are going to turn into a sith with a cross guard blade and everyone is going to make fun of you.

    Don't be a sith with a cross guard blade.
     
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  18. Veho

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    So he knows about the iPad and he specifically told you not to touch it. Leave it well enough alone. You would be taking stuff from the store without permission, and you would be working against your supervisor's express instructions, both grounds enough to fire you.
     
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  19. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    I personally like it.
     
  20. RevPokemon

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    If stealing made you a sigh then I'd steal it!


    Anyway I'd just call the police independently and report the situation....
     
  21. WiiCube_2013

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    Turn on and see if you can find any info to give it back to its original owner and call it a day. Maybe he'll even tip ya.
     
  22. nando

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    the police is not gonna find the owner, they'll just keep it as swag. i would much rather try and return it myself than give it to the cops. after giving it the old college try, then i'd keep it.
     
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