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Can I throw the found property away or sell it?

You can dispose of an item (give to charity or sell it) if you've made reasonable attempts to locate the owner. Please note: if the owner finds the item for sale and is made aware that you sold it, common law entitles them to the money you received from the sale. If you give the item to charity you should advise them that the item is not yours and that you found it.