ajobbins: Before returning it to the owner they write down the credit card details before sending a shaming all office email calling out the owner for their poor security in leaving their wallet in a common area, and advising they now have the persons credit card number.
This wallet analogy is not useful at all. It is more like a bag containing credit card details for multiple parties. None of which belong to the owner of the bag. The owner of the bag was clearly negligent leaving the bag in a public place. And someone finding the bag clearly has no business looking at every single aspect of the contents.
ajobbins: Before returning it to the owner
So was the bag in this case eventually returned to the sole possession of the owner? I had thought not, I had not heard about this part.