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Couple arrested after bank mistakenly deposited $120,000 they later spent

Couple arrested after bank mistakenly deposited $120,000 they later spent

A couple in Pennsylvania couple face theft charges after they allegedly spent the money that was mistakenly deposited into their bank account. Robert and Tiffany Williams bought an SUV, paid their bills and handed money out after a teller accidentally deposited the cash into their account May 31. The couple had $1,121 before the mistake.

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt 1 year

Here’s a little tip to... oh... the whole planet. If this happens to you, and you want to keep it, the correct solution is not to buy a nice car and boat. The correct solution is to put a huge chunk of it into a foreign mutual fund that does not respect the FDIC, and use $10,000 to move yourself and all your belongings to the Cayman Islands. All within 24 hours.

Random Bit
Random Bit 1 year

I once had $22,000,000 deposited into my account (not joking)... figured I shouldn’t spend it (as I wasn’t expecting the funds ;-)... waited... 2 days later “reversed”. What I couldn’t believe was no one contacted me from the bank to say “umm, woops our bad!”

Robert 1 year

But if the ATM forgets a $20, you have to fill out a form, wait 3 weeks, call again because the back just happened to "forget", etc, etc

Sir_Kutz 1 year

Do people think that banks have enough money to not worry about a measly 100k?

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt 1 year

And they would have gotten away with it too if the bank wasn’t inconsistently stupid!

Lincoln Williams
Lincoln Williams 1 year

Yeah if you spend money you know for a fact isn't yours, you deserve to go to jail.

Werli 1 year

my buddy had 150 bucks mistakenly sent to his bank and he called the bank and the bank simply said "well... i guess you get 150 bucks" lmfao

Luficer Morningstar
Luficer Morningstar 1 year

It's only ok when white collar criminals get funds like this in their accounts, since they rip off everyone constantly.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 year

If someone gives you money without question, who wouldn't accept it? it's not like they stole it from someone...

Robb 1 year

the banks made the mistake, they should be the one to eat the cost. these people did nothing wrong.

Eric C. Hinderberger
Eric C. Hinderberger 1 year

it's unfortunate that the rules go against the consumer in this case.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 year

It's in MY bank account. Fuck you mean I'm going to jail for your mistakes?

npc8472 1 year

shit....I would pull it all out....hide it and wait out the jail time.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

When this happens: request the bank immediately close the account and mail you a cashiers check. Anything mailed to you is legally your property under federal law.

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 1 year

I don’t think they should be arrested, if the bank made an error it would be on them. I mean if a person gave someone an item by mistake they wouldn’t be entitled to their item back.

Alex B
Alex B 1 year

Their mistake was to stay in the same state.

Zreak 1 year

So banks can mess up the economy of an entire country like in the great recession and then get bailed out by the government but this couple gets arrested?

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

finders keepers

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 1 year

lol I hope the jury declares not guilty.

Travis Alex
Travis Alex 1 year

Bank should be accountable here, not the consumer.

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