I have a hypothetical situation. It’s seemingly minor but I would appreciate your insight.
Say a husband and wife take their 5 year old to the dentist for a routine cleaning. Once the cleaning is over, the hygienist hands the child a token to get a toy from the token machine (that which belongs to the dental office).
After the child inserts a token and retrieves a toy, the father then proceeds to pull out his own quarter to retrieve a second toy from the machine. He gives the second toy to the child.
Is this theft? As far as the parents know, toys are only to be retrieved via tokens given by the office employees.
If it’s theft, should the parents return the toy to the office? If the father refuses, is the wife then obligated to return it herself?