Results for - One man's trash is another man's treasure...or leads to charges!

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1. A security guard has been arrested for stealing $5 million in diamonds from a New York jeweler after a construction worker accidentally threw the precious stones in the trash. Wilfred Martinez was charged with the theft after police said he was caught on surveillance video from inside J Birnbach Inc, a jewelry maker located in the heart of New York's diamond district. Have you ever found anything valuable in the trash?

Yes
15%
234 votes
No
69%
1,084 votes
Undecided
5%
80 votes
Not Applicable
10%
162 votes

2. Jonathan Birnbach had told police last week that he kept the diamonds inside three wooden boxes in an unlocked safe for easier access and didn't notice they were missing because he rarely handled them. Does this sound like a safe business practice?

Yes
5%
80 votes
No
75%
1,171 votes
Undecided
8%
120 votes
Not Applicable
12%
189 votes

3. Workers renovating the interior of the business threw the boxes out without realizing they contained diamonds. Martinez saw the boxes and took them into the bathroom, where he consolidated the diamonds into a single box before leaving with them. He sold some of the diamonds to another dealer for $68,000 - a "bargain price." He admitted to the theft in a statement to police after his arrest, and investigators have recovered the stones. Do you feel he should have been arrested if the diamonds were in the trash?

Yes
23%
359 votes
No
37%
582 votes
Undecided
27%
422 votes
Not Applicable
13%
197 votes
12/21/2015 Living 1560 33 By: sarahzahm

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