On March 7,
a customer at a Athens, Ga. bank attempted to deposit $31,000 into his
account at First Citizens Bank. But, as it turns out, there was more
than one customer at the bank with the man's name, and the teller
accidentally deposited the money into the wrong person's account.
recipient, an 18-year-old kid, apparently checked his account, saw the
huge balance, and decided to go on a spending spree. Within ten days, he
withdrew $20,000 in cash and spent another $5,000 with his debit card.
teen tried to withdraw more money from the bank branch on March 18, a
teller told him about the mistake and insisted that he return the money.
The teen refused, claiming he'd received it as part of an inheritance
from his grandmother.
County sheriff's deputy drove to the teen's house to further explain the
situation and the consequences if the teen doesn't return the money.
told the teen the bank wants the money back as soon as possible, so the
teen told the officer he would go to the bank and try to settle the
matter without going to jail, according to the report.
the teen never showed back at the bank and banking officials told
investigators last week that if the suspect didn't return the money,
they would prosecute.
Let him keep the money! On monopoly you don't pay back bank errors in your favor. This is just more, "why couldn'this happen to me news."...I would've used about 10k on something important, having the money act as a loan, and paid them back later. How long does he have to pay it back? The installments shouldn't have interest.
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