6-Year-Old Finds 18K at School, Father Refuses to Admit She Brought it Home

6-Year-Old Finds 18K at School, Father Refuses to Admit She Brought it Home
Jun 07, 2016 By eChinacities.com

A woman left a bag of cash at a Jiangsu primary school where it was accidentally picked up by a young girl. The young girl brought it home to her father who let the case go to court rather than return it.  

In November of last year, a woman named Zhao lost a bag containing 18,000 RMB. She had taken out the money to pay the decorator who had recently redone her home. Zhao stopped to pick up her child at primary school and accidentally put down the bag.

Zhao recalled that she had been carrying the bag of cash under her arm, but may have dropped it as she took her child’s backpack. When she returned home, she noticed the bag was gone and called the police. The next day, she returned to the school to look for clues. A teacher at the school helped her ask the students if they had seen anything. Several children said that they had seen a 6 year old girl named Tiantian pick up the package.

Zhao found Tiantian and asked her about the package. The young girl admitted that she had picked up a package at school that day and brought it home to her father. Knowing that there was no real evidence, Zhao recorded her conversation with the young girl.

However, Tiantian’s father denied that his daughter had brought him a bag of cash. Zhao tried to confront her father, Zhou, to his face, but he continued to deny his daughter’s story. Feeling helpless, Zhao took Zhou to court. After two hearings, Zhou was found guilty by a Tongshan, Xuzhou court and ordered to return Zhao’s 18,000 RMB.  

Source: thepaper.cn

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we had similar case , my friend forgot his wallet at the gym and the woman who picked his wallet ran away from the whole city just for 1000 RMB and police did nothing !!!

Jun 10, 2016 20:39 Report Abuse



Why are Chinese so careless with their bribe money?

Jun 09, 2016 11:15 Report Abuse



What a stupid thing to say.

Jun 09, 2016 16:52 Report Abuse



If you are showing up to a school with 18,000 rmb you are up to no good. "Oh, a ya, I needed to pay my interior designer, ya that is it. Bribe the school master ha ha ha why would you think that bag I left in the hallway full of money was for him to pick up later?"

Jun 10, 2016 09:46 Report Abuse



Its very bad if her daughter gave him a bag then he must not wasting a single minute he should went back to school and hand over it to the principle....

Jun 09, 2016 00:56 Report Abuse



Haha. Have you ever lived in China. For if you have it, it's yours until proven otherwise. I doubt that father ever even thought about returning it.

Jun 13, 2016 16:55 Report Abuse



When I was little, my dad warned me to never pick up suspicious bags from the road as they might contain bombs. Now I see, they might not be real bombs in the bag, but certainly something that can trigger the evil in your heart. Less is always more, that's my motto. :)

Jun 08, 2016 11:53 Report Abuse



Hey, not to push or anything a few of us are waiting for the Office Craziness in China (PART 2) when you get the chance we would love to here the nnd of the story

Jun 14, 2016 23:09 Report Abuse



So much weird stuff in this story... Accidently dropped a bag? Didn't notice you lost a big bag until you are home? Someone ACCIDENTLY picked the bag up? Now Chinese start to interrogate children on their own and record the conversation. Of course the court is fine with this because no one can force someone to say what they want. Good enough that the woman + the decorator most likely did some big tax evasion here but of course no one investigated that either. Some serious legit police work going on.

Jun 08, 2016 11:32 Report Abuse



no punishment, just return the money; no deterrent here

Jun 08, 2016 05:54 Report Abuse