The woman who took forgotten cash from a drive-thru ATM has not been charged, after turning herself in and returning the money.
Kingston Police said the woman turned herself in on Oct. 26, two days after her photo was circulated, and was “cautioned regarding criminal charges,” by the investigating officer.
“In the end, the suspect did the right thing by turning in the money that did not belong to her and the cash was returned to the victim,” police said.
On Oct. 24, Kingston Police had posted a public plea for information regarding the theft that occurred on Oct. 4. The story became a talking point online, many wondering if it was a theft if the money was left behind, arguing “finders-keepers.” This led police to update their Facebook post to include more information about why the victim left the cash behind.
“The victim was distracted while conducting his banking as he was talking with a passenger,” police said in their post. “The suspect pulled up immediately after the victim and intentionally exited her vehicle to take the money without conducting any banking or attempting to return the money to the bank at any time. As the victim started to pull away, the passenger from the victim’s vehicle ran back to look for the money.
“This is not abandoned property. It was left in error and is considered lost property. Anyone who finds property should attempt to return to owner if identifiable and/or contact Kingston Police.”
Mother, daughter charged with assault
A mother and daughter have been charged after a woman was attacked in the middle of the day on Wednesday.
At about noon on Halloween, the mother and daughter found a woman they believe caused a past collision as she was exiting a store on Gardiners Road, Kingston Police said. The woman did not know the mother or daughter, but they were still angry with her over the collision.
The mother got into the woman’s face and began yelling. Police said that an altercation ensued, during which the mother punched the woman in the face, smashed her head into a vehicle, dragged her to the ground, and continued punching her. Once the woman was on the ground, the daughter joined in, punching the victim and ripping her pants.
Witnesses intervened, stopped the attack, and called 911.
A 48-year-old mother and her 18-year-old daughter are both charged with assault. They were later released on conditions with a future court date.