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Suspect in Bountiful wallet theft turns himself in, police say

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 06, 2021

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A man suspected of stealing a wallet at a Bountiful restaurant turned himself in, police said late Tuesday.

According to police, the victim left the wallet on a table, and a man appeared to have taken it "sneakily" and put it in his pocket.

The crime was captured on surveillance video.

"Now before it's asked, yes it is a crime to find something and keep it without making reasonable measures to return it to the owner. Turning a found item in to police ensures that you have taken such measures," a Facebook post from Bountiful PD says. "In the case of something as important as someone's wallet, an immediate effort needs to be made."