Bank Accidentally Deposited $120,000 in a Couple’s Account, Now They’re Facing Charges for Spending It
If you look up your bank account balance one day and it's six figures higher than normal, you have to expect someone's going to find that mistake.
36-year-old Robert Williams and his 35-year-old wife Tiffany from Montoursville, Pennsylvania got a giant boost to their bank account back on May 31st, when a teller accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account. Their balance before that? $1,121.
But Robert and Tiffany decided the right move wasn't to contact the bank... it was to go on a spending spree.
So for the next few weeks, they bought an SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper, and a car trailer. They also paid off all their bills and car repairs, and gave $15,000 to friends.
But in mid-June, the bank figured out their mistake. And despite what the game "finders keepers" might've taught us in elementary school, the bank took their $120,000 back and transferred it to the correct account.
So Robert and Tiffany were told they had to return all the money they'd spent, plus they were hit with $107,000 in overdraft fees. They tried to ghost the bank to get out of it . . . so the bank called the cops.
And now Robert and Tiffany have been arrested on felony theft charges.
Read more at ABC 16 - Scranton.